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Another good day in Antarctica

By: Jordi Plana Morales

With the Europa sailing off Deception Island through the Neptune’s  bellows, we say goodbye to a great day in the volcanic island and with  that also to the South Shetland Islands. There we explored...

South Shetland Islands - Deception Island

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Leaving Yankee Harbour after midnight, soon we found ourselves facing  strong winds on our way to Deception Island. Although the forecast was  more benevolent, cold air shooting down Livingston Island glaciers...

South Shetland Islands

By: Jordi Plana Morales

13th February 2018  South Shetland Islands. Landings at FORT POINT and YANKEE HARBOUR Heaving anchor at about 06:00h in the morning, Europa motors the short way from her anchorage at Barrientos Island towards Fort...

Sailing the wild Drake

By: Jordi Plana Morales

10th February 2018  SAILING THE WILD DRAKE PASSAGE Sun shining through the thick clouds accompanies us for the first coffee of the day, but soon it became overcast and drizzle. That, together with the spray of...

February 2018

Calming winds

By: Jordi Plana Morales

12th February 2018  CALMING WINDS AND EASING SEA CONDITIONS ON OUR ARRIVAL DAY TO SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS The decreasing speed attained during last night and early morning, reaching just about 5kn, didn’t...

Crossing the Antarctic Convergence Area

By: Jordi Plana Morales

11th February 2018  ABATING CONDITIONS IN THE DRAKE PASSAGE, CROSSING THE ANTARCTIC CONVERGENCE AREA. FOGGY WELCOME TO ANTARCTIC WATERS Winds veering more to the West welcome us to this cloudy and foggy day....

Drake Passage

By: Jordi Plana Morales

9th February 2018  DRAKE PASSAGE We are welcomed to our first day in the Drake Passage by a sunny morning, after a dreadful seasickness night for some of us. During the early hours of the day more canvas is added...