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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...
Wonderfully busy days

Wonderfully busy days

Thankfully dam levels across the country are generally better than they have been over the past 4 or 5 years, most are some way from full with winter not far off. Areas across the country still desperate for rain – Grahamstown in dire straits. The battlefields...
Cruising towards Antarctica

Cruising towards Antarctica

Sir Raymond Priestley wrote “For scientific discovery give me Scott; For speed and efficiency of travel give me Amundsen; but when disaster strikes and all hope is gone, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton.” I used these words, amongst others,...