I step outside and the cold wind stings as it hits my face. I’m bundled up, but that first step out on deck is always an abrupt one. I hold the glass flask under my arm carefully, as if I’m carrying a baby, and have a tight grip on the railing with my other hand. […]
Things to do in Antarctica :
- Visit the Port Lockroy museum and get a glimpse of the history of what life was like in this remote area.
- Enjoy some vodka at the Ukranian Vernadsky base bar.
- Do a little shopping – Port Lockroy, the UK base, provided the most extensive shopping experience with a large gift shop of Antarctica souvenirs, but Vernadsky, the Ukranian base, boasts the Southernmost Souvenir Shop in the world!
- Explore the ghost town of Whaler Bay on Deception Island.
- Do some sea kayaking. Kayaking is the best thing about a cruise to Antarctica and the best way to get out on the still glassy water and see a completely different perspective.
- Observe the adorableness of Antarctica’s penguins. It is home to 6 different species – Adelies, Chinstraps, Emperors, Gentoos, Macaronis and Rockhoppers.
Pictures of Antarctica :
Playful penguins, incredible icebergs and wondrous water – all of this awaits you in my Antarctica photo gallery.
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Join a Webinar About My Antarctica Travels
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