View Full Version : new Antarctic season approaching!

John Chardine
10-21-2010, 08:11 AM
Spring is springing in the southern hemisphere and that means cruise ships are heading south as we speak, in anticipation of starting Antarctic operations in November. And the 1000s of people that will visit the Last Continent this season are getting excited by the day!

I head south for my 10th season in 10 days (panic!), and my ship, the Fram, is crossing the equator on her way to Buenos Aires, where I'll meet her on 31 October. We will then head to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica, and Chile. I will try to post here regularly on my observations as I visit new locations and return to others I first visited 15 years ago.

If a trip to Antarctica is in your future, don't hesitate to post questions on conditions, itineraries, locations, clothing, photo gear, or anything else that comes to mind.

Norm Dulak
10-28-2010, 06:54 AM
Have a great trip John! Linda and I will join you next year. :cheers:

John Chardine
10-29-2010, 08:08 PM
Look forward to meeting you and Linda next year! Follow our blog at http://mvfram.blogspot.com/

Norm Dulak
11-04-2010, 03:48 PM

I really enjoy your blog, and the image of the Tropical Parula stowaway is nifty.

Do you build the blog from Fram's internet cafe?


John Chardine
11-05-2010, 03:07 PM
Hi Norm, we have internet access in many parts of the ship via WIFI so if you have your own computer you can access the net that way. As you say there is also an internet cafe with a few desktop computers to use. Staff have their own computers and thats where we build the blog. Glad you are enjoying it.

We will reach the Falkland Islands early tomorrow morning.

Lana Hays
11-15-2010, 05:07 PM
Ohhhhh......heavy sigh!! I'd give anything to be on that trip. Antarctica is at the top of my list.....but I'll have to retire from teaching.....again to go. I'm savoring every image and line of the blog. Sometime when you get time.....probably not until the trip's over....I'd like to know more about the specifics of the trip that you're on.