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The first tangible outcome of monetising “Ice Coffee” just arrived in the mail.
Thanks, donors.




Sly grogging among a large company of over winterers makes Byrd’s winter on The Barrier a very different experience to that of previous expeditions.

I set up a paypal account for anyone who wants to support the series. You can flick me some bucks for books, hosting services and travel expenses at https://www.paypal.me/icecoffeepodcast

You can find the episode here.

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The Floyd Bennet, immortalised in styrene


A look at practical, political and ecological developments arising as the whaling fleet, largely comprising Norwegian vessels and crews, set about the business of ridding the Southern Ocean of those pesky cetaceans.

I’m none too fond of the booze culture of my home nation, the other nations I’ve lived, and Antarctic bases, but Nicholas Johnson’s legacy warrants light, so I recorded one of the articles missing from the resurrected Big Dead Place website for inclusion in this episode.Whale_112.jpg
For hat’s sake I blow a rasberry at thee.


Bringing to a close the trilogy of Arctic aviation episodes, this episode ties up loose ends sufficient to fully set the aviation scene for the first flights in Antarctica.
I’ve really enjoyed putting these episodes together.

Recent Tasmania adventures get some sizzle but the content won’t reflect my time in Hobart until later this month.

Here you go

Going Vega again