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Antarctica Sound – New Year’s Eve

Antarctica Sound – New Year’s Eve

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can....
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,...
Passing Shag Rocks en route to South Georgia

Passing Shag Rocks en route to South Georgia

Overnight the ambient and sea temperatures dropped from around 6 degrees Centigrade, to 3 degrees, indicating that we have crossed the Antarctic Convergence zone. The waters south of the Convergence differ greatly from more northern oceans in salinity and temperature....
December 18, at sea

December 18, at sea

Another full day at sea, with plenty on offer to keep everyone entertained. Patri began with her magnificent Penguin lecture “Birds in Tuxedos”. Of course, everybody is dying to see Penguins, or rather more of them. We were lucky enough to see Magellanic...