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First Gentoo penguin encounter at Aitcho (pronounced H.O.)
Author
Elizabeth Conway
After all, I have a new penguin snow-globe promise to live up to.
Renee gets upclose with a Weddell Seal
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Elizabeth Conway
...in the hands of a three-year-old. As promised, I brought my son Samuel home a penguin ... in the form of a snow-globe purchased in Ushuaia. He loved it, and dropped it on his way into school for …
Renee and Gentoo penguins
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Elizabeth Conway
And Antarctica brought it enthusiastically to the surface. Here's just a few of the species I can add to my developing bird-log: Magellanic Woodpecker (spotted during our hike in Tierra del Fuego …
One of the first icebergs we encountered
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Adventure Life
Image from Gregory Dohrn's Antarctica Journal What a day! Today we entered Antarctic Sound, also known as Iceberg Alley. And what a place it is! Gigantic table icebergs float everywhere, and on …
Dinner with great folks in Ushuaia
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Elizabeth Conway
Both Julia and Renee and eight other passengers went sea kayaking during our trip -- and at least one of them was able to bring a lucky charm through customs. In one afternoon, the kayakers had …
Julia and Renee in the twisted landscape of the park
Author
Elizabeth Conway
A member of our expedition team, Russian born Valdimir has taken over 120 expeditions to Antarctica (each that included roughly 4 days in the Drake). Needless to say, we were in very capable and …
Albatross cruising the Drake Passage to Antarctica
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Adventure Life
Albatross cruising the Drake Passage to Antarctica The ship has been rocking back and forth since around 2 am this morning. Swells look to be about 12 feet high, and the crew calls this the Drake …
Leaving Ushuaia for Antarctica
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Adventure Life
Leaving Ushuaia for Antarctica Four hours to go to board the ship! Passengers are gathering in the hotel bar and conversation is lively as we wait the final hours for our Antarctica cruise to …
A beautiful day trip just outside of Ushuaia.
Author
Elizabeth Conway
One of our expedition staff grew up in Owatonna, MN - just a hop-skip-and-a-jump away from my hometown. And, as we boarded the ship, Renee was reunited with a former professor!
Glaciers and icebergs collide!
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Julia Kocubinski
Another day of trying to make it to some lectures. Unfortunately, the hardest part of the boat for me happened to be the lecture room. It was towards the front of the boat and so seemed to rock much …
Best tasted the local fungus -- odd texture...
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Elizabeth Conway
When we were camping at Paradise Bay, the curious penguins decided to visit us at all hours of the night -- literally right outside the tent -- and practice their best squawk. Other visitors that …
Suprisingly calm Drake Passage on the way to Antarctica
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Julia Kocubinski
Ugh... the Drake Passage. Tried to eat some food, get some fresh air, and listen to several of the lectures that were offered today. Mostly did some sleeping, a little reading, and wandering the ship …
Adventure Lifers go canoing at Tierra del Fuego
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Elizabeth Conway
Our ship, the Lyubov Orlova, is named after a famous Russian actress. It is a tightly-run ship with passionate crew. Our daily agendas (which showed up in our cabins each night like clock-work) …
Polar Star and Ocean Nova getting ready for their next trip
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Julia Kocubinski
Today was a nice leisurely day with Rebecca in Ushuaia. We wandered the streets, did a little shopping and in the afternoon headed to the pier. After saying goodbye to to Rebecca, we boarded the bus …
The parks packs a punch -- as Beth tries to illustrate
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Volcanic activity -- BAH! Don't let that steam rising off of the shoreline fool you; the polar plunge was as freezing as it was fun! I suppose, however, that large floating pieces of ice in the bay …
Canoeing in Tierra del Fuego National Park
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Julia Kocubinski
We headed out this morning and were picked up by the boys at Canal Fun for a day of canoeing and hiking in Tierra del Fuego National Park. We canoed in the morning, all four of us in an inflatable …
Adventure Lifers tackle the national park
Author
Elizabeth Conway
The short answer is it has to do with the the light spectrum, and the way light is filtered through the ice. The thicker the ice, the more blue-green color it displays. Regardless of what our on …
Beautiful sun over the Antarctic waters
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Julia Kocubinski
We arrived this morning in Buenos Aires. Beth and I took a cab into the city to explore around a little while we waited for Renee's plane to arrive. Neither of us had much sleep the night before, …
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Adventure Life
As of 7PM Ushuaia time, the Kapitan Khlibnikov remains trapped in the ice near Snow Hill - making it 6 days, I believe, of being stuck. In the mean time, I continue to explore Ushuaia. Today and …
Highly recommend time in the park before an Antarctica trip
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Elizabeth Conway
Not once, but twice, I missed a close encounter with humpback whales. As my zodiac was taking me to shore, a humpback visited others right outside the ship's gangway. And the kayakers where greeted …
Ushuaia
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Adventure Life
Beautiful Ushuaia, Argentina -- not a bad place to spend a few extra days Twenty-two hours of flying finally brought me to the city of Buenos Aires. I chose to stop over here for a couple days, …
Kapitan Khlebnikov breaking ice
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Adventure Life
Polar Icebreaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov by Henny Miltenburg   Mist from volcanic caldera Antarctica, the Great White Continent, a land so distant from everyday life, so filled with myth, …

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