Category Archives: Antarctic continent

the voyage to, and living and working on the antarctic continent

Antarctic Winter High Noon

The Stunning Sights of Antarctica On the Antarctic coast looking out towards the northern horizon, it’s around mid day and the Sun is as high as it’s going to get for the day, the stunning sights of Antarctica are revealing … Continue reading

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Antarctica

Antarctica – Facts, Figures, Insights Antarctica is described as the “last great wilderness on earth”. Anyone with a sense of adventure and an active imagination can’t fail to be mesmerised by this enchanting massive largely unspoilt seventh continent.

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Midwinter Solstice in Antarctica

Midwinter Madness a Big Celebration in Antarctica Midwinter or Winter Solstice in Antarctica would have to be the most celebrated event of the year.

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Antarctica – Home of the Blizzard

While I was in Antarctica the conditions that defined a Blizzard were described to me as follows: “To be officially a blizz it has to be blowing over 34 knots (61.2 km/hr), visibility less than 100 metres, be a minus … Continue reading

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The vast emptiness of Antarctica

The vast emptiness of Antarctica, It is amazing everything in Antarctica is dwarfed by the sheer size of nothingness. Distance is so hard to gauge because of the lack of object to reference and on a clear day the visibility … Continue reading

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Antarctic Glacier – Blue Ice

Just to the south of Browning Peninsula is Eyres Bay, and in Eyres Bay sits the tongue of the Vanderford Glacier. Almost 12 Km wide and jutting out from the coast some 6 – 8 Km. The Vanderford Glacier even … Continue reading

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Antarctica Iceberg Cruise

Icebergs are amazing to see, they are so majestic in their size, different shapes, and natural beauty. One of the things that is most impressive about Icebergs is that they only have one ninth of the actual mass showing above … Continue reading

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Antarctica, Summer – Winter Contrast

The photo’s below illustrate some of the changes that occur in Antarctica through the summer / winter months. The climate change between the coldest and warmest months in Antarctica can change the landscape / seascape quite vastly in some regions.

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Casey Station Antarctica – A Birds Eye View

During helicopter operations, some of us had the opportunity to go up for a bit of a “look-see” on the choppers, mainly to fill seats while other projects were being deployed. The “birds eye” view is just awesome, the vastness, … Continue reading

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Antarctic Station Casey – A Brief History

Casey station, on the coast of Antarctica at 66o 17′S, 110o 32′E, 3430 km southwest of Hobart was established by Australia in 1969.

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