After eight hours flying we stopped off at Ascension Island to refuel. It's a really small Island in the south section of the Atlantic Ocean.
I was allowed to sit in the cockpit for the landing which was amazing. When we descended through the fluffy white clouds it looked like we were sinking into heaven.
After an hour sweating at Ascension - it's really hot and I was dressed for winter - we had another eight hour flight to The Falkland Islands.
The Falklands are owned by the British. They're basically between South America and Antarctica which is why they're a good base for Antarctic trips.
We decided to film a story there, about some schoolchildren who are trying to stop pollution ruining the beaches and killing wildlife.
So when we arrived, although we felt really tired and smelly we rushed off to interview the kids and to film some shots with me in the countryside with penguins nearby.
2,000 people live on the islands and there are two main schools. We stayed in a hotel called The Upland Goose in the capital, Stanley.
Day 1: Sunday 30th November 2003
The first part of my journey to the Antarctic was from the RAF base in Brize Norton, near Oxford.
It was a night flight and we were scheduled to take-off at 11pm, so I had a big roast dinner and plenty of apple crumble before I left to get my strength up for the long journey.
Little did I know the RAF like to feed their passengers and we were given meals about every two hours throughout the flight!
The Newsround team was just myself and my producer, Paul. While we waited for our flight we were put in the VIP lounge - apparently it's where the Queen sits too!
By then I was getting really excited. This trip had taken us nearly a year of planning and now we were finally on our way.
Paul and I needed to film my first piece to camera for the Newsround story about getting to the Antarctic.
As we were doing it the camera light fell off the camera and smashed all over the runway.
Luckily the RAF press lady put back together again for us and by some miracle it still worked!
The flight was pretty much like a normal flight, the only difference was that the stewards were all RAF personnel so it was really funny to see a big, burly RAF serviceman pointing out the emergency exits!
We even had films to watch - I saw a Jim Carrey film on the way out , and am looking forward to seeing Agent Cody Banks on the way back!