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Crossing the Bransfield Strait

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Cold and dry S-ly winds started as a light breeze during last evening, while we tried to get deeper into the Antarctic Sound, just to be stopped by thick pack ice. By now the desolate Weddell Sea shut its ways-in under a...

Antarctic Sound

By: Jordi Plana Morales

ANTARCTIC SOUND -- adventures in the ice and landing at the Antarctic Peninsula (Brown Bluff)  Light and variable winds in the Bransfield Strait accompanied us while motorsailing to reach the Antarctic Peninsula. With...

Deception Spa

By: Mike Ackroyd

Deception Spa  Dawn on the second day in Antarctica saw the Europa tugging lazily at her anchor cable in unusually hospitable seas off Deception Island. This part of the coastline -Baily Head - is usually much too...

Arrival to Antarctica

By: Jordi Plana Morales

9th March 2018  SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS  A complete day full of experiences  After our departure five days ago, making our way southward and even having to weather the stormy winds of the Drake Passage...

March 2018

South Shetland Islands

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Under two anchors Europa pulled through last night’s strong winds and big seas. But slowly they ease down and by the morning blue skies take a peek through the clouds and swell seems to have been decreasing. Probably...

Madder Cliffs-Kinnes Cove

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Braving the icy conditions and last night blustery winds, Europa made her way at slow pace towards the West Coast of Joinville Island, where a little shelter from the storm could be found. Slowly the conditions improve, and at...


By: Jordi Plana Morales

11th March 2018  CROSSING THE BRANSFIELD STRAIT  under variable weather and wind conditions  Europa spends the night inside Deception Island, holding her ground against increasing winds under two...

Baily Head and Whalers Bay

By: Jordi Plana Morales

10th March 2018  SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. DECEPTION ISLAND Baily Head and Whalers Bay.    Waking up from a comfortable night at anchor at the southern shores of Livingston Island, Europa sets...

Quite the Friday

By: James MacDuff

Quite the Friday  I woke up shortly after 7AM for the morning watch, slightly disappointed to hear that the first icebergs had already been spotted close to the ship a few hours before. Try as you might, you cannot...