Antarctica

Antarctic Chronicles- Clothing

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  Clothing Preparation: boots waterproof pants waterproof gloves liner gloves and mittens or outer gloves long underwear deck shoes for ship fleece or wool sweater wool boot socks and liners pants and shirts for wear on ship (very casual) workout gear if you are so inclined Balaclava or cover for neck and ears and head […]


Antarctica Chronicles: Camera Preparation

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Since I have started traveling with a Panasonic system (GH4), my camera equipment weight has been drastically reduced without reducing the quality of images that I capture! My system below (with Laptop and IPad) weighed in at 16.5 pounds because I was given the communication that the chartered flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia was […]


Antartica Interlude: Beach Ice

In between portions of my Antarctica Chronicles, I will be posting video and timelapse from the trip. Today’s interlude is from a “wet” landing surrounded by penguins. I hiked up the first pitch and decided to hang around the penguin rookery while Katrine and others hiked further up the mountainside. Back at the beach, I […]


Antarctic Cruise Chronicles Part 2

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In continuing my preparation notes for Antarctica Cruise, these are some tips for getting into the right frame of mind to visit the Place of Penguins and Ice.   Mental Preparation: Read, look at maps, watch Happy Feet and March of the Penguins on DVD. Watch Chasing Ice on DVD and go to Extreme Ice […]


Bill’s Antarctic Chronicles: Preparation – Administrative

My friend Katrine on a sea ice walk!

  My trip to the Antarctic Peninsula was one of my “Rocker List” items.. Not my bucket list because I don’t plan on kicking the bucket any time soon.. A “Rocker List” is a list of things to do and places to go before all travel is confined to sway of a rocker and adventures […]