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Travelling to the bottom of the world

Travelling to the bottom of the world

One of the older expedition members reminds us often to pray that we and our luggage arrive in Ushuaia together. Ushuaia is in southern Patagonia, a 4-hour flight south from Buenos Aires, and hub for most visitors to the Antarctic Peninsula. If one’s luggage...
Saturday 7 January 2017 Drake Passage to Ushuaia

Saturday 7 January 2017 Drake Passage to Ushuaia

It is a sad, strange anti-climax when the last day of a cruise dawns, particularly one as extraordinary as this. For the Classic 9-day Antarctica itinerary, these guests have been blessed with unusually calm crossings, and the most exquisite weather. Most on the team...
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...
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...