New Zealand, Antarctica, February is Gone…Oh my!

By Nicole

February is Over guys!

This month really flew by! As of right now I am somewhere in the Ross Sea in route to Antarctica with Oceanwide Expeditions. Go check them out if you’re thinking of a trip to the Antarctic, or even the Arctic.

But real time though… I’m writing this form the back seat of a rental car in Wanaka, New Zealand… I opted to use the backseat of the car as a hotel room for my last three days in NZ.

As far as February has went:

New Zealand, I think I like you…

I flew from Sydney to Auckland on the 1st and was picked up by my friend Jeremy and then continued on a road trip around the North Island, including… Mangawhai, Cape Reinga, Piha, Rotatrua, Tongaririo, Taranaki and Wellington, (and of course a bazillion stops in between). Jeremy saw me off from Wellington where I hopped on a flight to Queenstown. So far I’ve driven up to Wanaka, hikes up Roy’s Peak Track (aaaaamazing!) and have today and tomorrow (13th and 14th) to play around this lovely area before I make the drive to Bluff/Invercargill to get on the M/V Ortelius and cross the Ross Sea to Antarctica.

So far on the expedition I have likely made stops at Campbell Island and Cape Adare and am bobbling around somewhere in the Ross Sea. I will fill you in on all the details when I finally arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina on March 17th!

So without further babbling on… Here’s the measly few posts I wrote in February.

To The Pamirs and BEYOND! Day Haft.

Yup, still hashing these out for you guys… got a few more days to go writing on the Pamirs.

A Flight Over Palau with Pacific Mission Aviation.

A must do on any trip to Palau, I promise!

Preparing for Antarctica.

All the stuff I had to do to get ready for the trip I’m currently on with Oceanwide Expeditions!

Figure 8 Pool: A Sydney Day Trip.

8 steps to getting out and Enjoying Royal National Park’s Unique Figure 8 Pool.

I’ll have a post per week scheduled for you all while I’m cursing through the Antarctic and will let you know all the details as soon as I get back to civilization (and internet!) when I get to Argentina in March!

*I have a business relationship with Oceanwide Expeditions and will travel onboard the M/V Ortelius sailing South to the Ross Sea and Antarctica as an independent press & media representative. All opinions will surely be my own. Follow my travel blog as I visit the Ross Sea & Antarctica.

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