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Onwards from Addis Ababa

Onwards from Addis Ababa

After my singularly uninspiring layover in Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, we boarded a Dreamliner bound for Buenos Aires via São Paulo. Interesting how São Paulo never featured in any communication, or the ticket, until I reached the departure gate? Being...
Antarctic expedition cruising

Antarctic expedition cruising

We had a wonderful all-morning meeting discussing A&K’s expectations of us, and the season ahead. Projections for the future were also looked at. It turns out that the 2007/8 season was the halcyon time for Antarctic expedition cruising, prior to the...
Cruising off Argentina en route to Puerto Madrin

Cruising off Argentina en route to Puerto Madrin

We enjoyed dinner last night at Tastes, with Ice Captain Keith Johnson from Seattle. It was a wonderful evening, followed by Mardi Gras celebrations in the main Reception area on board. Staff and entertainers went to great effort, the costumes and music were wild, and...
The Drake Lake

The Drake Lake

Mariners over the centuries have dreamed of conditions like these in the infamous Drake Passage. Our journey south from the Beagle Channel to Cape Horn, and now south-eastwards towards the Antarctic Peninsula has been on very calm seas indeed. We were up early again...
Thursday 29 December Turn around in Ushuaia

Thursday 29 December Turn around in Ushuaia

We were up early this morning, to breakfast by 6am, and begin our goodbyes to guests at 6.45am. Marco Favero is here – a wonderful Argentine professor, who was Expedition Leader on Le Boreal in 2014. Marco was recently promoted to President of ACAP (Association...