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Travelog on Argentina and Antarctica

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:20 am

I still need to sort through my pictures and upload them -- will probably do that this weekend -- but most of my notes from my recent trip to Antarctica via Argentina are up at http://gadget-travels.net/travelog. Forgive the writing quality -- I more or less just pasted my notes as I took them despite my best intentions of improving the writing quality.

Some of the entries may get updates for accuracy or readability as my intent was not so much to do the regular blog as give people a sense day-by-day of what the trip was like.
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Re: Travelog on Argentina and Antarctica

Postby lizs76 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:08 am

Excellent! Thanks, I look forward to reading this.
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Re: Travelog on Argentina and Antarctica

Postby thecakeisalie » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:03 pm

Thanks for the link, looking forward to the photos. I'm heading to Patagonia in March and will be passing through Buenos Aires and Ushuaia, so I appreciate the details on lodging and food. I may shoot you a few questions at some point too, if you don't mind.
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Re: Travelog on Argentina and Antarctica

Postby LovinLife » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:46 pm

Derek,

How many landings did you eventually end up having on the trip? Wasn't there supposed to be around 14 for this trip as it was an extended trip? (7 days on the Penisula vs most with 5?). Thanks for the great trip report! I enjoyed reading very much. I am on the Dec 31st trip and looing forward to it!

Cheers!
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Re: Travelog on Argentina and Antarctica

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:35 pm

They TRY (repeat, TRY) for 2 landings or Zodiac cruises a day. We were scheduled for 6 days of activities (you're right, it should be 7 since it was "13 days" minus 2.5 days each way for the Drake and 1 day on either side for port but the Detailed Trip Guide outlines 4 days of activities for the normal run and we got 2 extra days so I'm going with 6).

We missed out on 3 landings due to weather conditions but we had landings/Zodiac cruises at

- Aitcho Island
- Foyn Harbor
- Cuverville Island
- Port Lockroy/Jougla Point
- Neko Harbor
- Whalers Bay, Deception Island
- Telefon Bay, Deception Island
- Half Moon Island
- Arctowski Station
- Point Wild

We got an extra one in because we had such good cruising through the Drake Passage and we were also able to go view Cape Horn because we got through it so quickly on the return. Point Wild on Elephant Island isn't on the normal itinerary -- would take too much time to get there on the normal transit.

Should be uploading pictures tonight.
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Re: Travelog on Argentina and Antarctica

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:06 pm

Posted most of the rest of my Antarctica pics in the online photo album. Will put up links to my favorite shots on my travelog by the new year.
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