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Antarctica May 7th 2011

Today we can kick back in the cowboy town of Cody or go on a whitewater rafting trip before we head off to Yellowstone which is the world's first national park. ... read more

Antarctica May 7th 2011

Today we get to explore the masterpiece of wilderness, wildlife and natural wonders that is Yellowstone Park. We will see the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and the famous "Old Faithful" geyser. We may also get to see buffalo, elk and bears. ... read more

Antarctica May 7th 2011

Today we will see the towering spires of the Teton Range and we'll stop in the swanky western themed town of Jackson Hole before we arrive at Salt Lake City. We also visit Temple Square and see the impressive six spire Temple and Mormon Tabernacle. ... read more

Antarctica May 7th 2011

Today we will hike among the richly coloured rock formations of Bryce Canyon National Park. We will see bizarre shaped canyons and rock spires called "hoodoos" on the road from Salt Lake City to Kanab. ... read more

Antarctica May 7th 2011

Today we get to hike, walk or simply relax at the Grand Canyon. I sense lots of photos will be taken on this day. ... read more

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Antarctica May 3rd 2011

Today we leave Madison and head through Minnesota to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We will visit Falls Park and see the waterfall that gave the town it's name!... read more

Antarctica May 3rd 2011

Today we journey through the unique lunar like landscape of the Badlands National Park where we will see colourful buttes, pinnacles and spires. We arrive in the stomping ground of the Wild West where we will walk the fossil trail. ... read more

Antarctica May 3rd 2011

Today we will get to marvel at the American presidents faces on Mt Rushmore and see the world's largest mountain carving, Crazy Horse Memorial, honouring th famous Lakota Sioux warrior. Tim and I also have to pop in to The Emporium in Keystone to meet a postcrossing friend Jami, who works there. This day will also be the halfway point of our trip :(... read more

Antarctica » Antarctica » McMurdo Station March 29th 2011

With our winter setting in, and the sea ice beggining to form, the penguins around Mcmurdo/Scott Base will soon walk, slide and swim to other places, the Emperors with their shiny new coats of feathers will head SE to their rookeries, to breed all through the polar winter, in horrific weather (for a human anyway). What Natures' purpose in this ritual is I dont know, survival of the fittest maybe? The smaller, knee high animated Adeleis breed over the summer, complete their molt and head North to warmer climes, out to sea, to the edge of the winter ice pack, to stuff their little faces in preparation for the next breeding season. After a summer of very few penguins, the sea ice blew out, and suddenly we were awash with them! They are fun to watch ... read more
hanging with pengys
Belly boarding!!!
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Antarctica » Antarctica March 27th 2011

WOW! I can't believe we have booked our trip. After looking a many options for a special holiday to celebrate Craig's 50th and our 25th Wedding Anniversary, we have finally decided and booked a 3 week trip to Buenos Aires and Antarctica. We booked our Antarctica cruise with Chimu Adventures. They have been great to deal with and very helpful. After much research we ended up with a great price on our airfares and booked those using zuji.com.au. We depart Sydney and fly direct (well a little stop over in Auckland) to Buenos Aires. 6 nights in Buenos Aires staying at Lola House - a very high ranking hotel on tripadvisor.com.au. Booking direct with the hotel saved us a few hundred dollar against what hotel booking sites offered. On November 18th we fly to Ushuaia to ... read more




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