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Charlotte Bay and Hydruga Rocks – Mikkelson Harbour

Charlotte Bay and Hydruga Rocks – Mikkelson Harbour

Le Lyrial sailed the Lemaire Channel late last evening, in perfect conditions, and sunset the jewel marking day’s end after midnight. In awesome wonder guests lined the decks and public areas incredulous at the scenery sliding by. High mountains and glaciers...
Antarctica Sound – New Year’s Eve

Antarctica Sound – New Year’s Eve

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can....
Approaching South Shetland Islands

Approaching South Shetland Islands

“The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving…we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.” Oliver Wendell Holmes....
Heading south on the Drake Passage

Heading south on the Drake Passage

“The old man knew he was going far out and he left the smell of the land behind him and rowed out into the clean early morning smell of the ocean.” Ernest Hemingway. We have done likewise, after rebunkering last evening in Puerto Williams, we have left...
Embarkation in Ushuaia

Embarkation in Ushuaia

The country and geography certainly changes markedly as one flies south from Buenos Aires, to Ushuaia, a frontier town in southern Patagonia on the Beagle Channel. Amongst the passengers on the flight, one could sense the excitement of people about to travel to...