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Halfmoon and Deception Islands

Halfmoon and Deception Islands

“We will open the book, its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. This book is called Opportunity, and its opening chapter is New Year’s Day.” Edith Pierce. Some of our guests partied the night away, retiring between 3 and 5...
Passing Shag Rocks en route to South Georgia

Passing Shag Rocks en route to South Georgia

Overnight the ambient and sea temperatures dropped from around 6 degrees Centigrade, to 3 degrees, indicating that we have crossed the Antarctic Convergence zone. The waters south of the Convergence differ greatly from more northern oceans in salinity and temperature....
Sailing South on the Scotia Sea

Sailing South on the Scotia Sea

John Muir once wrote “The world is big and I want to get a good look at it before it gets dark”. Fair comment, and it is very interesting listening to guest’s reasons for taking this journey south. For some it is to get to the Seventh Continent, but...
Changing weather at the bottom of the world

Changing weather at the bottom of the world

After two glorious days in Ushuaia, today the wind was strong enough to tilt ships at the quayside. Town was a buzz with many guests and staff off ships. Admittedly everything done here has to come an awfully long way, but the general prices of goods is very high. An...
Most welcome rest day in Ushuaia

Most welcome rest day in Ushuaia

Steve Jobs once said that Intuition is more powerful than Intellect. Intuition may well have played some part in A&K’s decision to get their team to Ushuaia a few days before the cruise begins this season, rather than the day before as has been the case...
The Drake Lake

The Drake Lake

Mariners over the centuries have dreamed of conditions like these in the infamous Drake Passage. Our journey south from the Beagle Channel to Cape Horn, and now south-eastwards towards the Antarctic Peninsula has been on very calm seas indeed. We were up early again...