Antarctica February 17th 2010 ANTARCTICA
I went on a 12 day trip onboard the Polar Pioneer, to the Weddell Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula. Crossing the Drake passage from Ushuaia to the Antarctic takes about two days, and the boat leaves late afternoon and gets back early morning, so we had about 6 days on the continent. And it was fantastic!
We started off with what was apparently a gentle crossing of the Drake; 3-4 meter ... read more
Antarctica » Antarctica Speculation over the existence of a "southern land" was not confirmed until the early 1820s when British and American commercial operators and British and Russian national expeditions began exploring the Antarctic Peninsula region and other areas sou... ... read more