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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...
Passing Shag Rocks en route to South Georgia

Passing Shag Rocks en route to South Georgia

Overnight the ambient and sea temperatures dropped from around 6 degrees Centigrade, to 3 degrees, indicating that we have crossed the Antarctic Convergence zone. The waters south of the Convergence differ greatly from more northern oceans in salinity and temperature....
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...
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...