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Heading south on the Drake Passage

Heading south on the Drake Passage

“The old man knew he was going far out and he left the smell of the land behind him and rowed out into the clean early morning smell of the ocean.” Ernest Hemingway. We have done likewise, after rebunkering last evening in Puerto Williams, we have left...
Sailing south towards Antarctica

Sailing south towards Antarctica

After the absolutely sublime day yesterday at Gold Harbour and Drygalski Fjord, many guests went to bed late celebrating exceeded anticipations. The charm and glory of South Georgia having worked her magic on everybody on board. I was pulled up regarding my comments...
Gold Harbour and Drygalski Fjord, South Georgia

Gold Harbour and Drygalski Fjord, South Georgia

After the high winds and inclement weather yesterday afternoon and evening, it was fantastic to wake up to a much calmer, drier morning. Anchor was dropped early (5am) off Gold Harbour on the southern end of South Georgia. We could clearly see the Bertrab Glacier...
Salisbury Plain and Fortuna Bay on South Georgia

Salisbury Plain and Fortuna Bay on South Georgia

Daybreak found us off the north-eastern corner of South Georgia, with some sun popping through low cloud, the play of light on the ocean, mountains, glaciers and snow-capped peaks quite indescribable. Mighty fells with snowy crowns and with sharp, uncovered teeth,...
Monday 2 January 2017 Half Moon and Deceptions Islands

Monday 2 January 2017 Half Moon and Deceptions Islands

That famous poem, “Shall I compare thee to a Summer Day” springs to mind. This complement of guests had the most incredibly placid Drake Crossing, and have subsequently enjoyed two sublime days weather-wise in Antarctica. Their weather karma must be very...