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Crossing Drake and reaching Ushuaia

Crossing Drake and reaching Ushuaia

The ocean became progressively calmer during the night, and the ship was quiet this morning. Henry Pollack spoke about the mechanics of governing Antarctica, after the initial Antarctic Treaty was agreed upon in 1961, and unanimously ratified again in 1991. Most...
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....