Laurie Allread Antarctica Travel Blog

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Weddell Seal, Antarctica - photo by Laurie Allread December 3, 2011 We arrived at Macquarie Island about 7am. The sea was calm and the weather was foggy with light mist. We were met by park …
Views from the Kapitan Khlebnikov
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photo by Laurie Allread December 1, 2011 and December 2, 2011 The days were spent cruising north to Macquarie Island. The time was spent attending lectures, cleaning our gear for our …
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Antarctica Icebergs November 27, 2011 The Ross Ice Shelf came into view about noon. Size of France and is about 600 miles The vastness cannot be captured in with any lens. The icy cold winds …
Antarctic sunset
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Antarctica at sunset - photo by Laurie Allread November 26th, 2011 Much to our surprise, the winds increased to 44 knots which again prevented the helicopters from flying to Ross Island for …
The Kapitan Khlebnikov
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The Kapitan Klebnikov in Antarctica - photo by Laurie Allread November 25, 2011 Our plans for visiting McMurdo and Ross Stations, Scott's Discovery hut at Cape Evans and hiking Observation Hill …
Observing the penguins
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November 24, 2011 Our visit to the Adelie Penguin Colony was cut short by white conditions with 40 knots per hour winds. All passengers were on the island which was a ten minute helicopter ride …
Sun shot
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Antarctica - Photo by Laurie Allread NOVEMBER 23, 2011 During the early morning the captain moved the ship south toward Cape Evans on Ross Island. The ship was at its furthest point south on …
I guess he wanted me to take his picture
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Emperor Penguin - Photo by Laurie Allread November 22, 2011 Last evening, we headed toward an area further close to Taylor Valley in the McMurdo Dry Valleys in hope to make a helicopter …
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Photo taken by Laurie Allread Nov. 21, 2011 from McMurdo Sound November 21, 2011 Shackleton's Nimrod Hut, Lat. 77 33 South. Long 166 67 E Last night, we left Franklin Island about 10 pm and …
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Emperor Penguin - photo by Laurie Allread NOVEMBER 20, 2011 Again we were reminded of the old Russian saying "the best way though ice is around ice." The day was spent weaving in and out of ice …
Breaking ice
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115 miles from the Antarctic Peninsula - photo by Laurie Allread November 19th, 2011 We spent the day heading toward Cape Washington or Coulman Island to visit emperor Penguins. The currents …
Atop the Kapitan Khlebnikov
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NOVEMBER 18TH, 2011 -- 7PM The Kapitan Klebnikov pushes through ice - Photo by Laurie Allread Tomorrow will be another day of crushing ice as Coulman Island is still 170 miles away. Due to the …
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The Kapitan Klebnikov breaks through the ice pack... November 17th, 2011 -- 9:00 am Yesterday we entered the pack ice about 8pm. The light was incredible as we photographed the snow petrels and …
Another iceberg
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Icebergs in the Southern Ocean - Photo by Laurie Allread November 16th -- 6:15 am The view from the bridge was of calm sea with light visibility of about 300 meter. At times there is light snow. …
Views from the Kapitan Khlebnikov
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Antarctica travel photo by Laurie Allread NOVEMBER 15TH TUESDAY -- SOUTHERN OCEAN 7AM Last night we were warned to expect the worst and to secure our items in our cabins. Surprisingly, most of …
Antarctica landscape
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Photo by Laurie Allread - Taken enroute to Snow Hill on her 2008 Antarctica Monday - Nov. 14, 2011 This morning we arrived at Perseverance Harbor, Campbell Island about 8am. Wind was 30 knots …
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Laurie Allread prepares for her fourth voyage to Antarctica. This picture was taken on her trip to Snow Hill in 2008 Friday - Nov. 11, 2011 This afternoon we conducted bio security which …
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Laurie Allread prepares for her fourth voyage to Antarctica. This picture was taken on her trip to Snow Hill in 2008 Tuesday - November 8, 2011: Anticipation is increasing. Tonight, I will meet …

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