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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...
Cape Horn and crossing the Drake

Cape Horn and crossing the Drake

It would be impossible for me to describe the pleasure of collecting a Latte’ at The Bistro early this morning, and heading up to deck 12, to observe our ship approaching Cape Horn. This infamous tip of South America, reknown for her storms and unpredictable...
Tuesday 27 December Cruising the Drake Passage

Tuesday 27 December Cruising the Drake Passage

Overnight it became abundantly clear that the Captain’s interpretation of a good Drake Crossing, and a calm Drake Crossing, are two very different things. There was considerable swell last night, and our ship met with some large stopper waves on her bow....
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