ANTARCTICA Post #3: We’ve Arrived!

by Maggie Dunne and Payton Sierra March 16, 2016 WE ARE OFFICIALLY IN ANTARCTICA TERRITORY! FINALLY! WE MADE IT! We are now passing the South Shetland Islands, and tomorrow will be our first arrival on shore! We are ready! We learned that despite the extreme conditions, Antarctica has abundant wildlife. The sea is full of […]

Antarctica Post #2: Not Sea Sick Yet!

by Maggie Dunne and Payton Sierra March 15, 2016 We’re on a boat and on our way to the bottom of the world! After departing from Ushuaia, Argentina, we entered the Beagle Channel, a passage where the waters of the South Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans meet.  The Beagle Channel waters are protected by the […]

Antarctica Post #1: The Departure

  This is the first blog post from Maggie Dunne and Payton Sierra, who are traveling to Antarctica! March 14, 2016: We made it to Ushuaia, Argentina safe and sound!  We traveled so far to get here from South Dakota and New York, so many flights and days of traveling and anticipation built up to […]