12 Things You Need to Know Before Travelling to Antarctica


Thinking about visiting Antarctica? If you are (and honestly, why wouldn’t you be?) then there are a few things that you should know about before you go. Penguin highways, biosecurity and whale alerts are just the beginning! So here are 12 things that you need to know before visiting the seventh continent. 1. Yes, it […]

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The ULTIMATE Packing List: Everything You Need For An Adventure to Antarctica


Packing for a trip to Antarctica should be fairly straightforward. You pack your cold weather clothes and voila! You are done… Except that it is not always quite so easy. There are quite a few factors to consider when packing for a trip to Antarctica, some of which you may not have immediately considered, so, […]

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Sending Postcards from Port Lockroy (and a failed polar plunge)


I first learned about Port Lockroy when I watched a doco on Netflix called ‘Penguin Post Office’ (no longer available, at least not on Aussie Netflix) which heavily featured this unique Antarctic base. Port Lockroy was first discovered by humans in 1904. It was used as a site for whaling between 1911 and 1931 before […]

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Cruising Through A Blizzard in Port Charcot


I have stated in a couple of previous posts that on my expedition to Antarctica we were extremely lucky with weather. In my mind this certainly does ring true, and on the whole I do think the weather gods did favour us, but that does not mean that it was always smooth sailing, and there […]

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Sailing Through The Spectacular Lemaire Channel


I am not, nor will ever be, a morning person. Waking up early is always a struggle. I am much more of a night owl, and I can easily stay up until dawn with no more sustenance than a cup of coffee at dinner. However, travelling challenges this side of me, as for the most […]

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A Spot of Sunshine in Stunning Antarctica


For the bulk majority of the time that I spent in Antarctica, the weather was pretty much what you’d expect. Moody, cloudy, grey and overcast. Now, that may sound like a complaint, but it is actually quite far from it. If you have been following this blog long enough to remember my adventures through Greenland […]

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Seal Spotting at Stony Point


I may have been able to achieve a continent landing at Base Brown, but my dear old dad had been busy kayaking during this landing, as a result, remained yet to achieve an actual landing on the Antarctic continent. Luckily, we had one more opportunity to hang out on the continent, so it was with […]

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Making Like Shackleton and CAMPING in Antarctica


If I had to decide what the most badass thing I did in Antarctica was, there is no doubt in my mind that it would be camping. Yep, that’s right, I got to camp on the fricking frozen continent! Not only that, it wasn’t your typical type of camping. We had no campfires, no marshmallows, […]

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Paradise Bay | The Most Picturesque Place in Antarctica


After an unbelievable ‘continent landing’ at Base Brown, it was time to jump in a zodiac and go sailing through the stupidly pretty Paradise Bay. This collection of pictures is easily my favourite from my time in Antarctica. It was snowing, but not windy. The water looked like glass and the icebergs were glorious. Everything […]

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Actually Setting Foot on My 7th Continent


Even though I’d been cruising, kayaking and exploring my way through the Antarctic peninsula for a few days, I still hadn’t actually set foot onto the Antarctic continent itself. Though sailing to many of the islands on the outskirts of the Antarctic peninsula is certainly nothing to sneeze at, I really wanted to make it […]

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