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Leaving Antarctica

Leaving Antarctica

Fournier Bay and Danco Island ~ 29th January 2023 After last evening's blog had been completed, whales were found in Wilhelmina Bay, treating guests to a feast of feeding behaviours very close to the ship. Our ship eased into Fournier Bay this morning, seeking a...

Antarctic reflections

Antarctic reflections

Port Charcot and Lemaire Channel ~ 27th January 2023 Today, thankfully, worked out exactly as planned! During the morning guests enjoyed a Zodiac tour in the Argentine Islands, named by Charcot in recognition of the support rendered by Argentina to his expedition...

South of Antarctic Circle

South of Antarctic Circle

Debenham and Stonington Islands ~ 25th January 2023 Our intended landing today was to be at Red Rock Ridge, originally named on account of the reddish coloured ridge. Two factors prevented our doing so - tremendous swell at the marina and much ice along the landing...

Harbours and Seas

Harbours and Seas

Neko and Lockroy ~ 17th January 2023 Neko Harbour is a particularly scenic bay, with an actively calving glacier. Our morning began early (7am), to the landing site where snow and freezing temperatures made for very slick conditions. The walking poles provided by...

Antarctica landings

Antarctica landings

Fort Point and Deception Island ~ 15th January 2023 Early this morning, we anchored in the South Shetland Islands, for our first Antarctic landing. Excitement levels were very high indeed, regarding visiting Penguin Island, and walking up Deacon Peak (volcanic...

High seas

High seas

Grytviken cancelled ~ 11th January 2023 The ocean really was on its head this morning, as we approached Grytviken and King Edward Cove. Plans were to go ashore using the tenders/lifeboats, the only landing on South Georgia where more than 100 guests may disembark at...

Cruising back to Ushuaia

Cruising back to Ushuaia

Crossing the infamous Drake Passage ~ 3rd January 2023 " ..As though we were truly at the world's end, and were bursting in on the birthplace of the clouds and the nesting home of the four winds..." These lines are usually associated with Shackleton referring to rough...

New Year in Antarctica

New Year in Antarctica

Danco Island and Wilhelmina Bay ~ 1st January 2023 After last evening's celebrations which went on until 2am, we were out by 8am in the Zodiacs in Wilhelmina Bay. Named after Queen of the Netherlands by de Gerlache in 1897-99, this bay is known for its scenic beauty....

In Antarctica ~ last days of 2022

In Antarctica ~ last days of 2022

At Sea ~ 29th December 2022Today was spent at sea, much calmer than she has been. Very little W-I-N-D to speak of. Geologist  Dani Martinioni kicked off the lecture program, explaining his 35 years of geological work in Antarctica, and why the Antarctic Peninsula...

South Georgia

South Georgia

Grytviken and Fortuna Bay ~ 27th December 2022 South Georgia Government officials came onboard at 8am to ensure that we obeyed all Biosecurity measures, and were not bringing any alien species to the island on our clothing or boots. Anyone with an interest in...

Across the Scotia Sea

Across the Scotia Sea

24th December 2022 A guest suggested Christmas Eve is a perfect night to express affection for your family, to forgive those who failed you and to forget past mistakes. Thoughts worth sharing. Lockdown reminded us strongly that we all need someone to love, something...

Classic Antarctica

Classic Antarctica

Paradise Bay and Lemaire Channel ~ 17th December 2022 "Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time that has been devised"- Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Cherry as he was best known to his friends, walked 60 miles across Ross Island to...

Antarctica

Antarctica

Drake Passage and Brown Bluff ~ Wednesday, 14th December 2022 Andrew Denton said “If Antarctica were music, it would be Mozart. Art, it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet is something even greater; the only place on Earth that is...

A CHANGING LANDSCAPE

A CHANGING LANDSCAPE

Departure for Ushuaia Day 1~ 11th December 2022 Buenos Aires is often referred to as the Paris of the South. Indeed it is a beautiful, bustling, friendly city, where we enjoyed optional activities prior to flying southwards to Ushuaia. City tours and Tango dancing...

Our Great Trek southwards

Our Great Trek southwards

Greetings from Cape Town - our new home as of 30 November. Like many South Africans we have chosen to semigrate to the Western Cape. A decision not taken lightly, nor quickly, to leave my spiritual homeland KwaZulu Natal, but one we feel necessary as we try to rebuild...

Opportunities in October

Opportunities in October

It is very difficult to believe that we are almost in October, and 2022 will soon be a memory only. Two and a half years on from March 2020, and the local beginning of Lock-down.September heralded my return after 12 weeks on a ship in Canada and Alaska. Springtime is...

Alaskan chapter closes for 2022

Alaskan chapter closes for 2022

Mae West once commented that all good things come to an end. In fairness, having flown to Vancouver on 24 May, there were many times during this 3-month season when I wondered whether 26 August would ever arrive.Upon reflection, it has been a fantastic experience, and...

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