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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....
Tuesday 20 December Day 2 on South Georgia

Tuesday 20 December Day 2 on South Georgia

“South Georgia is for those who grew up dreaming of a Garden of Eden, where you walk unharmed among abundant and fearless wildlife in a beautiful wilderness – an oasis of serenity in a world increasingly out of step with Nature”. Tim and Pauline...

Home and Away

The Witness Hilton Arts Festival were kind enough to invite me to do two lectures as part of their program this year, wonderful to do talks just on my doorstep. Never having attended the Festival before, we had no idea what to expect. It was wonderful! We were stunned...
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