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Uncharted Waters

by Robin Rodig | November 30, 2016 | 8 Comments

I have to be honest. When somebody exclaimed "Congratulations! You just swam in the Southern Ocean!" after taking the Polar Plunge, I estimated about ten things wrong with that sentence. First and foolish-me-foremost, I didn't even know there
was
a Southern Ocean. And yet, my most striking experiences from Antarctica took place kayaking, paddling, and jumping into this frigid body of water that surrounds the continent. 

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The Showstoppers

by Robin Rodig | November 25, 2016 | 2 Comments

It would be an understatement to say that the penguins of Antarctica stole the show. And aside from the few misguided souls that anticipated polar bear sightings (that's the other pole, people), possible penguin encounters conjured up the most pre-journey excitement. And rightly so. From our very first excursion to Aitcho Island in the Shetlands, it was abundantly clear that there would be no shortage of penguins on this expedition.

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The Tip Of The Iceberg

by Robin Rodig | November 20, 2016 | 5 Comments

Knowing where to start sharing about an Antarctic experience is a daunting task. The sights are incredibly unique. The sounds are remarkably peculiar. And the feelings are extraordinarily overwhelming. You realize there is only so much you'll effectively be able to convey. Merely scratching the surface. So let's just begin with the obvious. Those unique, peculiar, overwhelming icebergs themselves. 

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