Where are E&E?
We have arrived in our new base camp for our next adventure! Did you guess where we were going? If you guessed Antarctica- you are right! We arrived a day late after a few travel issues, you know getting to the south pole isn’t that easy.
We have a nice camp and a boat that we will use to explore one of the harshest environments in the world. Today we are going to learn some fun facts about the south pole.
Antarctica Fun Facts:
- Antarctica is the southern most continent on the planet.
- It is surrounded by the Southern Ocean.
- The continent itself is about double the size of Australia.
- It is covered in ice that is 1 mile thick!
- Is it a high and dry habitat. It receives very little rain.
- Antarctica is uninhabited. A few thousand people call it their temporary home where they do research.
- There are no reptiles, amphibians or insects in Antarctica.
- Explorers did not first reach the continent until 1911.
- The continent is controlled through international treaties. It is not it’s own country.
We were lucky to score a bunk or two in one of the research stations. It is currently summer here! Woohoo! Still- we could freeze our bums off.