Monthly Archives: January 2019

January 5, 2019. Saturday. Drake Shake

We wake up this morning to rocking and rolling on our way across Drake’s Passage. Few people appeared for breakfast and those who braved the dining room needed to hold on to railings in order to pull themselves along. Advertisements

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January 4, 2019. Friday, Deception Island/Prat Base

The weather is spitting snow and gray. We reach Deception Island at the mouth of the caldera (formed by explosive volcano) at 8:30 AM. The 3 mile entrance is “deceptive” since there is less than a mile of navigable water … Continue reading

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January 3, 2019. Thur.Snow Hill Island/Devil Island

We are now in the Waddell Sea above 65”S.  Partly cloudy with sun pushing through.  Beautiful bay with backdrop of volcanic mountains.  On shore is the hut where part of an exploration group carried a pre-fab hut for use during … Continue reading

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January 2, 2019. Tues. Antarctic Sound

We cruised up to the tip of the Trinity Peninsula, through the Antarctic Strait to Paulet Island. This is more like the Antarctic experience: cold, windy, and snowing. Can’t wait to get off off the ship! Jon had a little … Continue reading

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January 1, 2019. Mon. Flanders Bay

The new year starts a little slower after the late night celebration. We pull into Flanders Bay, near Etienne Fjord. Alongside us is the sister ship, the Orion. We are going to spend the morning on the fast ice. Upon … Continue reading

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