In mid-February I made a 10-day trip to Antarctica – the southernmost point of our planet. This trip was a once-in-a-lifetime experience which I had been looking forward to for a long time.
The journey began in Ushuaia – a major seaport located in the south of Argentina at the Beagle Channel. After that, we boarded the expedition ship and set off to conquer the vastness of Antarctica through the raging Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands, encircling the Antarctic Peninsula. The itinerary was packed and included not only the sightings of majestic glaciers and icebergs, but also several walking tours on the mainland.
Antarctica is an isolated continent with a harsh climate, strong winds and snow storms. Many people believe that this is the home of polar bears. However, there were no polar bears. In fact, there were a lot of penguins, fur seals and other wild animals instead. These are the real masters of Antarctica.
Antarctica charmed me from the first minute of arrival. No photo can convey the beauty, spirit and atmosphere of this mysterious continent.
It was an amazing adventure that I will forever keep in my memory.