Jan's Antarctica Adventure 2007-8 travel blog

Jan's Antarctica Adventure 2007-8

Welcome to my trip journal! My dream for many years has been to visit Antarctica. Many people have asked me why? I say, why not! Having celebrated a special birthday this year, I thought now was as good a time as any to fulfil that dream. I look forward to sharing my adventure with you online. If you would like, you can register to receive email updates or send me a message. Just click on the right hand side buttons.

ANTARCTICA: An Overview
"Antarctica's polar ice sheet is the highest, coldest, windiest, driest and most unforgiving place on earth. Dry as the Sahara Desert, with less than 5cm of precipitation falling annually in the form of snow, it is also numbingly cold. The average temperature near the South Pole is -49C and winds can reach over 200kph. The combination of wind and low temperatures produces 'wind chill' which dramatically lowers the temperature as heat is sucked from one's body. The lowest temperature ever recorded is -86.6C and was measured at Russia's Vostok Station in July 1983. Skin sticks to steel and ice forms in one's breath. Free water, the essence of life, is scarce." (Mike Lewis, Antarctica, 2006).

What a way to spend an Australian summer!

Order: oldest at bottom ( reverse )

 
 
 
 
Hobart, Tasmania
 
 
 
Hobart, Tasmania
 
 
 
 
At Sea!
 
 
 
Macquarie Island
 
 
 
 
At Sea!
 
 
 
 
At Sea
 
 
 
 
Port Martin
 
 
 
 
Cape Jules
 
 
 
Cape Denison,...
 
 
 
 
At Sea!
 
 
 
 
At Sea!
 
 
 
 
At Sea!
 
 
 
Macquarie Island
 
 
 
 
At Sea!
 
 
 
Auckland Islands -...
 
 
 
Snares Island
 
 
 
Invercargill, NZ
 
 
 
Melbourne, Australia to...
 
 
 
 
Only 10 days until I sail
 
 
 
 
Pre Trip
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