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The Drake Passage

Saturday, 8 Dec 2012 | Views [1739]

Everyone onboard - at least anyone with a shred of common sense - was dreading the infamously violent crossing of the Drake Passage where seas of 30 and even 50 feet are not unheard of and the mariner's prayer "Lord your ocean is so big and our boat ... Read more >

Antarctica At Last!

Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | Views [2617]

The Vavilov anchored in Charlotte Bay, just offshore from the actual Antarctic Peninsula.  While we were waiting for the Zodiacs, Noah spotted an immature emperor penguin, very rare at this latitude, as far south as we will get, 64 o 30’... Read more >

Deception Island

Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | Views [1964]

Timing was critical in boarding the Zodiacs yesterday as they bounced unpredictably on the heavy swells and a misstep would result in an icy bath.  Salt spray mixed with snow as we motored along the shoreline glaciers, threading our way among blue ... Read more >

60 Degrees South

Saturday, 1 Dec 2012 | Views [2440]

We have been sailing for two days on a blissfully calm sea.  At 7:17 yesterday evening we crossed an imaginary line, 60 o South latitude, and entered the area of Antarctica.  There was nothing but white caps in the empty sea to mark the occasion ... Read more >


Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | Views [1847]

Today was a reverse of Monday on South Georgia Island, sunny in the morning and winter in the afternoon.  It was early in the season for so much glacial ice in Hercules Bay but it made for nice kayaking and Zodiac cruising.  We took advantage ... Read more >

The Waiting Game

Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | Views [1817]

The strike is over and our provisions will be loaded by noon.  It was decided – without a vote by the passengers – to wait for the folks who were marooned at the BA airport to catch up.  Some would arrive around lunchtime, the rest ... Read more >

Photos: The White Continent

Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery

Falklands, S. Georgia and Antarctica
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