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Jewels of Antarctica

This blog covers the journey to Antarctica by a UAE team of 12 breast cancer survivors who fly to the most Southerly place in the World, Ushuaia, on UAE National Day to start a ten day floating expedition under the patronage of Shaikha Alyazia Bint Al Saif Al Nayhan



  • Published 22:30 December 13, 2012

    Back on dry land

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  • Published 10:18 December 13, 2012

    The last day on ship

    Today we had a lie in till 8am – a welcome break from the regular 6.30am wake up calls! Read more...

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  • Published 9:45 December 12, 2012

    With video: Rougher seas of Drakes Passage cause problems

    Yesterday many passengers were waiting at the doctor’s door in preparation for our sail back through the Drake Passage. This meant getting our hands on either an anti-nausea patch to apply behind one’s ear, or anti-nausea tablets. Read more...

    Posted by The Jewels of Antarctica Team

  • Published 8:51 December 11, 2012

    A pleasant surprise on the way to Mikkelsen Harbour

    A Leopard Seal basking on a small iceberg

    It doesn’t seem so long ago that we were boarding the ship for the start of our expedition yet now we find ourselves on our last day of activities before heading north and crossing Drakes Passage back to Ushuaia. Read more...

    Posted by The Jewels of Antarctica Team

  • Published 8:42 December 10, 2012

    Shore Camp and Most Southerly Pink Ribbon

    The Jewels of Antarctica on Petermann Island

    Last night we docked in Port Lockroy and loaded up onto the zodiacs for a shuttle ashore to camp out alfresco. Read more...

    Posted by The Jewels of Antarctica Team

  • Published 9:12 December 9, 2012

    A close encounter with penguins

    Another gorgeous day in Antarctica! We had a full on day of activities starting with a two-hour snowshoe hike at Damoy Point. Read more...

    Posted by The Jewels of Antarctica Team

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