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Easter on board Europa

By: Klaas Gaastra

Easter on Bark Europa As we are approaching the Antarctic Convergence to leave the Southern Ocean behind us, we are celebrating Easter. On Good Friday, St. Matthews Passion sounded in the Deck House, while the occasional...

April 2018

Long Live the King

By: James MacDuff

"No one of us whose privilege it was to be there will forget our first sight of the penguins... They are extraordinarily like children, these little people of the Antarctic world, either like children or like old men, full of...

Grytviken clouds

By: Arnoud Apituley

Grytviken clouds  27 March  On 26 March Europa’s barograph recorded a steep drop in air pressure. A strong depression approaching was forecasted to pass straight over our heads, and indeed the pressure...

Cumberland East and West Bay

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Jason Harbour, where the Europa never have been before, proved to be a safe anchorage for the night. Calm weather was with us overnight while offshore the forecast showed winds up to 40kn. Last evening, after finishing...

Fortuna to Stromness hike (Shackleton Walk)

By: Jordi Plana Morales

After a peaceful and quiet night, Europa starts her way towards Fortuna Bay. Windless conditions and flat seas promise a nice day of walks and landings, but it doesn’t offer the chance for sailing the about 20nm from our...

March 2018

Cooper Bay and Larsen Harbour.

By: Jordi Plana Morales

After arrival in the evening to Cooper Bay, close to the southern end of South Georgia, we drop anchor and prepare for the next forecasted windy hours. The location, partially enclosed and sheltered by Cooper Island, helped to...

Sailing our way to the South

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Great sunrise on calm waters and windless conditions welcome us to the new day. After the past windy days, South Georgia looks like had decided to give us another journey to enjoy the sun. Sure, it will not last, but better to...

Sheltering at Darthmouth Poin

By: Jordi Plana Morales

27th March 2018  SOUTH GEORGIA  CUMBERLAND BAY and OCEAN HARBOUR  Sheltering at Darthmouth Point (Cumberland East Bay) and visit to Ocean Harbour  The forecasted strong winds took a while to hit...

Maiviken to Grytviken walk

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Europa hold her ground overnight at Husvik, and by the early morning started motoring to the small bay of Maiviken, located at the headland that splits in two the wide Cumberland Bay. Surrounded by the spectacular coastline of...