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Strange times we are living in

Strange times we are living in

A little over 6 weeks ago I left home, on two wildly exciting voyages which included Chilean Fjordland and Antarctica. Coronavirus had just been announced in China, but who would have imagined how this virus was about to change global dynamics. In the interim...
Back across the Drake Passage would you believe

Back across the Drake Passage would you believe

Following on from my last post, we had a frantic day in Ushuaia yesterday. It was sad bidding farewell to 170 guests, many of whom had become friends. The atmosphere within this last complement of passengers was fantastic. Ed Sheeran’s party were reluctant to...
Going South to Antarctica

Going South to Antarctica

Ushuaia ~ 8th December 2019 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...
Those little white voices keep calling me back

Those little white voices keep calling me back

The past few weeks have flashed by, and the night in London feels other worldly. In cold, wet conditions, I took a group of locals to Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, including 3 teenage boys. It was a wonderful outing – the power of those human stories...
Into Antarctica at last

Into Antarctica at last

After an utterly indescribable sushi meal last evening at Silk Road Restaurant, we woke early to see icebergs not far from the ship. Karen was so excited, she leapt out of bed and promptly got a nosebleed! I have always maintained that nothing can prepare one for your...