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Antarctica with Quark Expeditions

Travelling to Antarctica gave us a number of firsts. Our first time on the white continent, our first time seeing penguins, seals and whales in their natural environment, our first time on a boat for 10 days, and the first time we took a polar dip. All of this was incredibly exciting, and to top it all off, we also got to spend a lot of time zooming around the icy waters of Antarctica in a zodiac, another first for us!

For those of you who don’t know what a zodiac is, it’s an incredibly sturdy inflatable craft which can nimbly navigate through mellow iceberg graveyards as well as cope with the choppy waters as you leave the Antarctica peninsula. For each of the five days we were down in Antarctica with Quark Expeditions, we took two excursions a day via the zodiacs, once in the morning and once in the afternoon.

We saw some incredible sights in our time in the zodiacs, and it’s something we’ll never forget for the rest of our lives. It’s not easy to get to Antarctica, but once you’re there it is one of the most incredible sights you will ever witness.  If you enjoyed this, then why not check out our full highlights video of ‘4 minutes in Antarctica’.

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