It seemed like a good idea at the time. Then I realised I'd forgotten my bathers.
There are no white-sand beaches, palm trees, tropical heat or exposed bodies here, but it's still a paradise.
A rare glimpse of a a wonderland that stretches as far as eyes can see.
Antarctica is a stunning place to visit, not only for the wildlife, but also for its history.
Don't expect to sleep on this Antarctic expedition. The wealth of wildlife is astounding.
An unforgettable flight to the world's only ice continent makes for a perfect start to another New Year.
Sailing from Argentina to Antarctica aboard a yacht is as big a journey as you'd imagine, and along the way I discover that most of the old sailing cliches are truisms.
Once remote, Antarctica has become tantalisingly accessible, writes Kerry van der Jagt.