Frost Flowers

“The earth laughs in flowers.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson So how do these pretty bouquets bloom ?  Frost Flowers are formed on new and thin ice sublimates.  Ice that changes directly from a solid to a gas,  bypassing the liquid stage. Photo credit: Chris Edwards, from our 2009/2010 Antarctic Voyage Got an ice photo of your own to share? Post it to twitter and tag with #IcePhoto! Follow Quark Expeditions on [...]

An Antarctic Tea Tasting

Take a sip back in time! Jaymie our Merchandise Coordinator and Michael our IT Specialist taste Silk Road Tea’s limited edition Antarctic Expedition Tea.  In addition to the delightful flavour, Michael, our Quark IT Specialist,  remarks the tea’s aroma ” is divine.”  The tea is a re-creation of the tea enjoyed by the British Antarctic Expedition in the quest to be the first to reach the South Pole in 1911-1912.  Captain [...]