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Stanley Falkland Islands

Stanley Falkland Islands

…”but if it is peace and quiet you are after, rugged windswept beauty, with ever-changing light, superb farmhouse teas with cream, the most wonderful wildlife and fishing, then you will find them all in abundance in the Falklands” Thankfully by...
Sailing the Scotia Sea

Sailing the Scotia Sea

Ernest Hemingway wrote ‘The old man knew he was going far out and he left the smell of the land behind and rowed out into the clean early morning smell of the ocean.’ Bunkering of fuel lasted until 1am, before we could proceed down the Beagle Channel and...
New Year’s Eve at sea on Drake

New Year’s Eve at sea on Drake

In terms of a Drake crossing, our guests could not ask for an easier one than this. For most of the day, the ocean has indeed been more like a mill pond – absolutely calm, quite surreal. In many ways a marvellous way to bid 2016 farewell. Nobody on the team can...
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...