The seas have calmed and we enjoy the final day of our expedition. Following breakfast, we pass Cape Horn, a point of historical events since so many found rounding its treacherous waters to be a dangerous experience. We have some … Continue reading
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.
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
We are now in the Waddell Sea above 65”S. Partly cloudy with sun pushing through. Beautiful bay with backdrop of volcanic mountains. We are the first visitors for the season as December 2017 was the last group able to navigate … Continue reading
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
The new year starts a little slower after the late night celebration. We pull into Flanders Bay, Etienne Fjord. Alongside us is the sister ship, the Orion. We are going to spend the morning on the fast ice. Upon embarking … Continue reading
It is a calm morning on Portal Point, Charlotte Bay fjord. On this peninsula we were rewarded for our hiking with incredible views of glaciated mountains. A zodiac trip introduced us to the humpback whale and more seals. We cruise … Continue reading