So, including layovers I will be traveling for about 24 hours, arriving in Ushuaia tomorrow afternoon.
To answer Zach's question from Troy, Kansas: Are you in a different time zone? If so which one? Argentina is on ART (Argentina Time) which is 2 hours later than Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the United States. Antarctica's standard time is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and does not operate under daylight savings time. The time zone varies around Antarctica--many bases and stations tend to use the time zone from their home country (see map). However, on ships one usually operates in the time zone from the port of departure which for me will be ART.
What is the weather going to be like in the Antarctic Peninsula? Today, the max temperature in the Antarctic Peninsula is right around 35 degrees F. In comparison, the current temperature at the South Pole is -26 degrees F, brrrrr!
If you would like to follow weather conditions in the region in which I will be traveling, click here and look for the weather at Palmer Station.
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Want to know more about Antarctica? Check out: http://www.coolantarctica.com