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6 December Rosamel Island and Brown Bluff

6 December Rosamel Island and Brown Bluff

Author Jon Krakauer once said “The thing that is most beautiful about Antarctica for me is the light. It’s like no other light on Earth, because the air is so free of impurities. You get drugged by it, like when you listen to one of your favourite songs....
At Sea sailing towards Antarctic Peninsula

At Sea sailing towards Antarctic Peninsula

“Life is like the ocean. It can be calm or still, and rough or rigid. But in the end, it is always beautiful.” Unknown writerIt is often said that rough seas are the tax we pay to visit this magnificent place. Certainly the past 24 hours have seen us...
At sea heading towards Elephant Island

At sea heading towards Elephant Island

“At a time when it is possible for 30 people to stand on top of Everest in one day, Antarctica still remains a remote, lonely and desolate place. A place where it is possible to see the splendours and immensities of the natural world at its most dramatic and,...
Cruising and talks en route to South Orkneys

Cruising and talks en route to South Orkneys

Dawn broke on a calm, gently rolling ocean, and beautiful weather. It has been a wonderfully calm Drake thus far. Today we exchanged waterproof pants and boots for those wishing for a better fit. It is a great opportunity to interact with guests and get to know them a...
En route to South Orkneys

En route to South Orkneys

Having decided to move on from Fugitives’ Drift, and not wanting to be perceived as a one-trick pony, I began actively researching stories of early Antarctic Exploration, with the fervent hope of getting invited to go to Antarctica on ships one day. Stories of...