Penguins Are Thieves, Good Parents And Smart!

Penguins Are Thieves, Good Parents And Smart!

I had the opportunity to sit, observe and take a closer look at penguins on Christmas Eve of 2008. Yes, I am now just writing about this online 8 years later! Cuverville Island has the largest colony of gentoo penguins in Antarctica. It has 4,800 breeding *pairs*. There were so many penguins around me! Some of them nest near the water and some up the hill. Considering they walk so awkwardly on land, it’s amazing…

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10 Questions On ‘Antarctica Cruises’ Answered

10 Questions On ‘Antarctica Cruises’ Answered

When I went to Antarctica back in 2008, meeting someone who also had been to the windiest place on Earth was a rarity. 8 years later to the present time, it seems visiting Antarctica is more common and acceptable. I no longer get the “I don’t believe you” look when I say I have been there. According to the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators of IAATO, tourism in Antarctica has grown by 300% from…

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Antarctica Cruise: Crossing The Drake Passage During A Storm

Antarctica Cruise: Crossing The Drake Passage During A Storm

If you’re considering taking a cruise to Antarctica, you need to be prepared for motion sickness and a storm. Below is a description of what it was like to cross the Drake Passage—one of the most dangerous oceans in the world—during a storm: projectiles, spilled sewage, lockdown and thoughts of abandoning ship.   I was aboard an expedition 100-passenger capacity ice breaker/cruise ship, heading back to Ushuaia from Antarctica. I paid approximately $800 per night…

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