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Victory to the Penguins

Victory to the Penguins

We have come to the end of a seriously intense 6 days in Antarctica, where the team have worked 10-12 hours days, ashore. The weather has been very kind to us indeed, with no landings cancelled, although wind prevented the kayakers going out every day. Yesterday we...
Sailing South on the Scotia Sea

Sailing South on the Scotia Sea

John Muir once wrote “The world is big and I want to get a good look at it before it gets dark”. Fair comment, and it is very interesting listening to guest’s reasons for taking this journey south. For some it is to get to the Seventh Continent, but...
Elephant Island Antarctica

Elephant Island Antarctica

Last evening, we joined Nordic Walking Instructor, Ricky Deutsch and his lovely wife, Diane, for a meal in Prego – one of the speciality restaurants on board. It was a great evening. Karen and I enjoyed the rack of lamb, the likes of which we cannot recall...
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...
Antarctica 24 and 25 December

Antarctica 24 and 25 December

Saturday 24 December 2016 arrival in South Shetland Islands On account of the tempest created by the low pressure, guests slept very well last night, after two rough days and nights at sea. Weather has delayed our approach to the South Shetland Islands, but at last we...