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Greetings from the Plancius

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 5, 2014

Day 1 is done and dusted. Today’s stage was held on Deception Island – we were given just over 7 hours to run a 4.5km course. The terrain was tough – half of the course was covered in a layer of ice, and with each step you went...

Plancius Update 3 November 2014

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 5, 2014

Hallo everyone It’s day 2 on the Plancius and the sea sickness is bad. Really struggling. The sun is out, but the wind very strong and swells very big. We are supposed to reach the first islands by midnight and thereafter...

Greetings from Plancius

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 4, 2014

Hallo everyone We are in the middle of the Drake Passage, almost a third of the way to Antarctica. The sea is rough with huge swells. Walking, eating, sleeping, etc. are a challenge. Fortunately, my sea sickness pills are working...

A Solar Energy Future for South Africa – My Appeal to You

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 4, 2014

Saturday, 1 November 2014 Greetings from Ushuaia The big day has finally arrived. The countdown to Antarctica is over. In a few hours our ship departs for Antarctica and on Tuesday, 4 November 2014, I will start running the ...

Counting Down – 1 Day to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 4, 2014

How to Follow Me During the Last Desert Race Friday, 31 October 2014 Greetings from Ushuaia The expedition ship, Plancius, our home for the Last Desert Race, departs from Ushuaia on Saturday afternoon (1 November 2014) to...

Counting Down – 3 & 2 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 31, 2014

Exploring Ushuaia Wednesday, 29 October & Thursday, 30 October 2014 Greetings from Ushuaia I am finally in Ushuaia at the southern tip of Argentina. It was long trip from San Francisco via Houston and Buenos Aires, including...

Counting Down – 5 & 4 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 31, 2014

The Final Countdown Monday, 27 October & Tuesday, 28 October 2014 Greetings from San Francisco This is my final blog post from San Francisco before flying to Ushuaia in Argentina later today. I really enjoyed my time in...

Counting Down – 6 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 29, 2014

World Series Game 5 Sunday, 26 October 2014 Greetings from San Francisco I love my sport, both watching and playing. I’m a regular visitor to the United States, and over the years developed a good understanding and...

Counting Down – 8 & 7 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 29, 2014

Running San Francisco Friday, 24 October 2014 & Saturday, 25 October 2014 Greetings from San Francisco I love running in San Francisco. It is a city with reminds me a lot about Cape Town given its natural beauty (minus the...

Counting Down – 10 & 9 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 29, 2014

Climate Change – Why Antarctica Matters Greetings from San Francisco NASA has announced that September 2014 was the warmest month since records began in 1880. In total, the last six months were the warmest on record and it is...

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