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Travels to southern Patagonia

Travels to southern Patagonia

With great excitement I find myself back in Ushuaia, southern Patagonia, about to embark on a month in Antarctica with A&K, not having done so since 2017. The SA Airlink official in Pietermaritzburg at 5.45am wanted to try and book my luggage through to Ushuaia...
November musings

November musings

Our last blog was sent from Montreal before flying to Kangerlussuaq in south-western Greenland to board an expedition ship, to sail the infamous North-West Passage. Connectivity onboard prevented our sending daily blogs, unfortunately, despite my preparing one for the...
Northwest Passage ~ Greenland

Northwest Passage ~ Greenland

North West Passage on Le Boreal All A&K’s guests spent a wonderful two or three nights at Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, enjoying the beautiful city in glorious sunshine. The walking tours and bus tours were thoroughly enjoyed by all who participated....
Reflections at sea

Reflections at sea

As we prepare to leave Crystal Symphony in Vancouver, it is difficult to believe how quickly these two months have flown by. It has exceeded expectations on almost every level. The cherry on top was a Humpback Whale on the surface with her calf, very close to the ship...
Alaskan Summer musings

Alaskan Summer musings

Alaska is experiencing an unusually dry, warm summer, with wildfires raging in the interior. In the South-East, onboard the sublime Crystal Symphony, our lives have been unaffected. In fact, the weather has been incredibly kind practically every day. Karen has made an...
Closing doors

Closing doors

It is often said that when one door closes, another opens. On Sunday 5 May, as many of you know, I smashed the front tyre of my motorbike on a pothole outside Kokstad, and fell badly. Almost ironic, given 2000km of riding over the previous 5 days with 12 friends over...
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