Skiing the peninsula
Author
Kassandra Miller
Today's land excursions take us to Orne Harbor and Wilhelmina Bay. The skiers make landing in Orne Harbor, gear up and skin up a ridge line to the top of a small mountain. We can't believe …
Gypsy Cove
Author
Hubert Hall
Today we were in for another treat - a sightseeing flight from Carcass Island to Sea Lion Island. This flight of 45 minures is one of the longest of the whole tour. It included one stop along the way …
Ushuaia away from the main drag
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Fergus Fricke
Starting the voyage When my wife and I finally went to Antarctica in November on the Ocean Nova, a Quark ship that carried us and 62 other passengers, it was the highlight of the year, if not a …
First of many thousand of penguins
Author
Kassandra Miller
The day began auspiciously, spirits high, previously wobbly legs now bolstered with sea legs. Breakfast was just that: the breaking of an almost 12 hour fast upon the sturdy One Ocean Navigator: eggs …
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Laurie Allread
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 …
British barque LADY ELIZABETH, built in 1879
Author
Hubert Hall
Our all day tour to West Point Island, which was conditional on weather permitting was a go since it was a sunny day with only light winds. Our boat, the CONDOR, which was a German built North Sea …
With a little puppy
Author
Karen Hoffman
Although we were not ready to leave, we had to go back to Lima for a 'red-eye' flight back to the States. Boris, yet again, planned for us to have a taxi driver meet us at the Lima airport and take …
Zodiac cruising
Author
Kassandra Miller
I wake up to a winter wonderland. More than a foot of heavy powder has fallen on every surface of the ship. This bodes well for us skiers as we plan on making our first ascent tomorrow. After a …
Magellanic penguin, Gypsy Cove
Author
Hubert Hall
This was our day to explore Carcass Island on our own so after breakfast and getting a packed lunch we set out to hike to the northern point of the island to visit the elephant seal colony. We …
Ollantaytambo
Author
Karen Hoffman
After our wonderful hike, we had to go back to Cusco. I didn't want to leave, but as we got on the train and were settling in to the ride back, we got yet another very pleasant surprise - the train …
The Drake!  Drake Lake on the way south.
Author
Kassandra Miller
Day Two of the Drake Passage and I still feel great, that is until I spill an entire french press of coffee on my leg. I'm not that smooth before my morning coffee in regular circumstances, but …
Farm managers houses at Darwin
Author
Hubert Hall
Our flight from Saunders Island to Carcass Island was another delightful sightseeing experience. It is amazing how much land area there is in the Falklands! Looking at a map of South America or the …
The peru salt mines
Author
Karen Hoffman
As if our visit to Machu Picchu wasn't grand enough, our guide got us tickets to hike to the top of Huayna Picchu. It wasn't initially on our itinerary, but after our group sort of got all psyched …
Surprisingly big cabin on the Akademik Ioffe
Author
Kassandra Miller
Antarctica travelers often discuss crossing the Drake Passage. They categorize the crossing in one of two ways: Drake Lake or Drake Quake. Lucky me, I get the Drake Lake! The water isn't quite as …
Author
Marissa Jensen
Getting on the flight is bittersweet. I am so excited to see my baby boy after two weeks but so sad to leave my dream come true. It will be nice to get back in the swing of things, but I have a …
Author
Laurie Allread
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 …
Old stone barn at  Darwin
Author
Hubert Hall
Nov. 9 flight from Saunders Island to Carcass Island.
Old woman in Peru
Author
Karen Hoffman
After a great breakfast, we took a bus up to the Machu Picchu ruins and WOW! I did not know that this was the 100th anniversary of Machu Picchu! Here we were celebrating our 25th anniversary and …
The port!  Readying ourselves for the Drake Passage
Author
Kassandra Miller
This morning, it's an early flight to Ushuaia. It occurs to me as we land that the plane could very easily slide right off the runway and into the Beagle Channel, but the pilot negotiates the …
Author
Marissa Jensen
Before we head to Madrid this afternoon, we have to see where Christopher Columbus is supposedly buried. The Cathedral looks like the many we have seen on this trip but it is the bell tower that …
Ship hulk of the VICAR OF BRAY
Author
Hubert Hall
Today's flight to Saunders Island was much more pleasant than the one from MPA and more in the nature of a sight seeing flight. Most FIGAS flights are made at an altitude of under 1000 feet and …
Child in Peru
Author
Karen Hoffman
After getting up to a wonderful view of the mountains and an awesome breakfast, we even saw llamas in the courtyard, we took the train toward Machu Picchu. It was nice to take the train - very …
Flying over Mount St. Helends in Washington
Author
Kassandra Miller
Today starts off with an early morning departure from Missoula, Montana. I bounce around from Missoula to Seattle to Los Angeles to Mexico City and finally arrive in Buenos Aires late at night. I …
Author
Marissa Jensen
Its off on another train ride today. I am so relieved when we walk on the train and find comfortable seats and a table. The Train is not very full so we can sit back and relax. It is a 2 hour trip …