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Vilmar’s adventures in Antarctica

The land way way down under by Vilmar Tavares   Antarctica Photo Pictorial Date: December 24, 1999 Vilmar’s adventures in Antarctica continue with this four part installment of his vivid journals: Dinosaurs in Antarctica A River Runs Through It (PART II) Shakespeare Comes to Mac Town Mass Casualty Drill Date: December 4, 1999 Just Another… Continue Reading


Antarctica Photo Pictorial

The land way way down under by Vilmar Tavares Read the complete journals of Vilmar’s Antarctic adventure. Editor’s Note: These photographs may look old-fashioned now, but when we first started posting photos most images were scanned in from film negatives, and the resolution on the internet was very poor. Images needed to be only a… Continue Reading


Dinosaurs in Antarctica

The land way way down under by Vilmar Tavares Read the complete journals of Vilmar’s Antarctic adventure. Vilmar’s adventures in Antarctica continue with this four part installment of his vivid journals. Dinosaurs in Antarctica A River Runs Through It (PART II) Shakespeare Comes to Mac Town Mass Casualty Drill Dinosaurs in Antarctica Sunday evening was… Continue Reading


Just another WOW! day at the Bottom of the World

The land way way down under by Vilmar Tavares Read the complete journals of Vilmar’s Antarctic adventure. Editor’s Note: Vilmar Tavares continues his six month work assignment on Ross Island in Antarctica. Ross Island has an active volcano on it and is generally surrounded by pack ice which gives it the impression of being linked… Continue Reading


Encountering Your Soul in Antarctica

“Where would you go to find the answers to life’s deepest questions? Is there a God? Why am I here? Is there life after death?” For seventy-six year old Professor Graham Collier, the answers were found in Antarctica.


Mail Day and Fish that Don’t Freeze

The land way way down under by Vilmar Tavares Read the complete journals of Vilmar’s Antarctic adventure. OCTOBER 18, 1999 The mail arrived today. Two pallets full of it. Of course, I did not get my carry-on luggage that I mailed to myself nor did I get any of the stuff my folks sent but… Continue Reading


Vilmar walks up a hill and comes down a mountain

The land way way down under by Vilmar Tavares Read the complete journals of Vilmar’s Antarctic adventure. By Vilmar Tavares Funny how a one-day weekend makes you so much more efficient at leisure activities than a three day weekend. The desire to cram a bunch of activities into such a short period in an effort… Continue Reading


More news from the South

The land way way down under by Vilmar Tavares Read the complete journals of Vilmar’s Antarctic adventure. By Vilmar Tavares 14 OCTOBER, 2000 Hi everyone! Today I had an “interesting” McMurdo moment. They say that having a good life is nothing more than a matter of good timing and possibly location and genes. I just… Continue Reading


An adventure way way down under

The land way way down under by Vilmar Tavares Read the complete journals of Vilmar’s Antarctic adventure. Editor’s Note: Vilmar Tavares has just arrived in Antarctica for a six month work assignment (one of the few ways a person is allowed on this continent). His first letter doesn’t waste any words,”DAMMIT it is COLD here!… Continue Reading


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