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We sailed for days to cross the Drake Pass and arrive at Antarctica. There I saw ice, penguins, more ice, and more penguins and it was very cold. That was my trip to Antarctica. Did you think that you would get off that easy?

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The Ocean Nova
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Just as ancient mariners and today’s mariners have a ceremony for crossing the equator, there is the same ceremony for those who reach Antarctica, THE POLAR PLUNGE. The day finally came that I …
Exploring the continent of Antarctica
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don webb
To say I was able to spend Thanksgiving Day in Antarctica is one thing, but to say that I spent Thanksgiving Day eating amazing barbeque on the deck of our ship with cool weather, clear skies, and an …
Exploring the continent of Antarctica
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don webb
Port Lockroy is one of Great Britain’s first research stations in Antarctica and a few years ago it was renovated back to its original state to become a museum (the world’s most Southerly …
On board
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don webb
Wintering Over is the term used for those crazy intrepid few who remain in Antarctica during the winter season (basically from March to November). During this time it remains as dark as midnight, …
On board
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don webb
The following days were spent moving from place to place with a morning landing and afternoon landing. During the evening the next day’s itinerary would be handed out and even before the ink …
A sea of ice
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don webb
On 21-Nov-2007, I set foot on Antarctica at Portal Point at 61-30 S - 61-46 W. What an amazing feeling it was when I first set foot on to Antarctica. I can only compare the moment to how Neil …
Antarctic sunset
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“Antarctica is a separate world. One can feel its presence as it approaches, sailing south from more temperate climes, Standing on the deck, one may follow the reeling albatross, feel the drop …
On board
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don webb
I was very fortunate to have on this trip an exceptional staff. These individuals were some of the top experts in their field of studies and have spent many years in the Polar Regions. Our …
Climbing the snowy, Antarctic mountains
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don webb
“So on the deep and open sea I set forth, with a single ship and that small band of comrades that had never left me yet.” Dante The Drake Shake or the Drake Lake is how many who have …
Exploring Antarctica
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don webb
The next day in the freezing rain the Antarctica Group (82 people) boarded buses for a tour of Tierra Del Fuego National Park. As we were walking through the park enjoying the view and looking at …
Exploring the city of Ushuaia before our cruise
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don webb
The anticipation started building about a week before I was set to leave – at home reading information about the trip and it hit me – I am going to Antarctica and once I made this trip, I …
The sign at Tierra del Fuego
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don webb
We sailed for days to cross the Drake Pass and arrive at Antarctica. There I saw ice, penguins, more ice, and more penguins and it was very cold. That was my trip to Antarctica. Did you think that …

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