Category Archives: by Anne

One year ago yesterday: volcanoes and fossils and elephant seals, oh my!

Our last day in Antarctica was filled with a few of my favorite things, and I wished at our last two stops, as I had at many, that we had lots more time to explore and soak in the scenic … Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, by Anne, fossils, geology, ice and glaciers, outcrops, volcanoes

One year ago today: Christmas in Antarctica with the Americans and Brits

There aren’t many things that sound less festive than sitting through a PowerPoint presentation from the National Science Foundation, but after GeoKid celebrated Santa being able to find her even at 60-odd degrees south, that’s what we found ourselves doing … Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, by Anne, field gear, ice and glaciers

One year ago today: Antarctic bases old and new, and the most mind-blowing scenery in the world

Christmas Eve in Antarctica involved our first look at how people live and work in this harsh environment – both today and in the early days of exploration – and possibly the most fabulous scenery yet. From Anne’s journal entry: … Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, by Anne, ice and glaciers, photos

One year ago today: landfall on the Antarctic Peninsula proper, more penguins, and an avalanche!

23rd December, known by GeoKid “the day before Christmas Eve”, saw our first stop on the mainland of the Antarctic Peninsula and on nearby Cuverville Island. Both Anne and Chris got snowy hikes in that day, so our entry will … Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, by Anne, ice and glaciers, photos

One year ago today: Into the icy Weddell Sea and Antarctic Sound

One year ago today was a day of icy splendor, with plenty of penguins too. We’ve already shown you some of our photos from this portion of the trip, in our explainer on ice in a multitude of forms. Here’s … Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, by Anne, ice and glaciers, volcanoes