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The Far South: Antarctica

Follow my Dad and I as we venture 120 degrees of latitude south to the frozen continent!

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Sullivan Peraino
Bob Dylan’s “Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands” is playing behind the bar and I don’t think I ever imagined listening to Blonde on Blonde in such a setting.   This …
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Sullivan Peraino
We reached the entrance to the Lemaire Channel, a narrow passageway between two towering mountain ridges, and received a message from the Captain that there were too many ice bergs clogging the route …
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Sullivan Peraino
Most of the ship was up all night as 50-knot winds howled over the deck, and as the foul weather continued we had to scrap our planned landing at Vernansky Station.  Boris announced “Plan …
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Sullivan Peraino
I woke this morning at dawn, rubbed my eyes and sat up to the windowsill – land!  Giant, sheer faces of ice surrounded the ship on all sides, and big chunks of ice floated past my …
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Sullivan Peraino
We boarded our Antarctic vessel, One Ocean’s Akademik Sergey Vavilov, at the Port of Ushuaia on March 16.  The port was hosting a long ship regatta the same weekend, so we traversed the …
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Sullivan Peraino
Robert likes his steak.  Visiting Argentina was like bringing a kid to a candy store, or rather a man to the meat capital of the planet.  After exploring Tierra del Fuego National Park, we …
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Sullivan Peraino
Patagonia makes you work for it.  From boarding our first plane in Missoula, Montana, my Dad, Robert, and I dedicated forty-two hours to get to Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost town in the …

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