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Back to the Drake

By: Michelle Purkiss and Seth Hertz

So I start this entry sliding back and forth across the seat in the  library again. Due to a nasty weather system we have needed to cut off  our last landing and head back to the Drake via the Bismarck Strait...

Five humpback whales in Paradise Harbor

By: Michelle Purkiss & Seth Hertz

Happy Australia Day! We’ve managed to celebrate inadvertently over the past two days in several ways. Today we went to Winter Island and  Vernadsky station, a Ukraine base that is also known as the...

Eclipse point

By: Sarah Gerats

Today is a white day, a wet day, a good day. Early in the morning we pass  through Eclipse point. This small, unsurveyed passage is filled with  icebergs and an impressive sight. It is still clear, we can see the...

Graham Passage

By: Sarah Gerats

The day started silently in Graham passage. The weather was good, clear and easy, and a nice wind was blowing through the channel. The channel is called after the ship 'Graham' that first passed the passage in 1922,...

January 2018

Port Lockroy and Dorian Bay

By: Sarah Gerats

After our visit to Port Lockroy we are all back on board just in time  for lunch. Instead of leaving straight away we stay at anchor for a bit  – talking through the further plans for our voyage. At two...

Neko Harbor

By: Cristina Vintila

by Cristina Vintila Thursday, January 25th, we started off in Neko Harbor of the Andvord  Bay, with a lovely morning landing off the side of a calving glacier. We  hiked a bit on the hill next to the glacier,...

Berthelot Island

By: Michelle Purkiss and Seth Hertz

Today we went to our most southern point of the scheduled trip being  Berthelot Island. It’s not a place frequently visited and one of the  various places on this trip that doesn’t exist in the Lonely...


By: Sarah Gerats

Some evenings it is almost impossible to go in and sit behind a computer to write about the day. Days are long here, they are light, they usually do not end. Whales. Ice. Up in the mast. Glacier. Brash ice. Icebergs....