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Blown off Right Whale Bay

By: Jordi Plana Morales

During the night we approach the Northeastern tip of South Georgia, sailing almost under full sail. Gus the Gaff Top Sail, Dekzwabber, Upper Staysails and Fore Top Mast Staysail remain furled. WNW-ly winds allow us to sail all...

SCOTIA SEA

By: Jordi Plana Morales

19th March 2018 SCOTIA SEA. Sailing to South Georgia with the wind on our back  Light winds and big swell characterize the dark hours of the early morning. A look at the dark sky reveals ghostly white shadows flying...

Starting our way to South Georgia

By: Jordi Plana Morales

16th March 2018 ELEPHANT ISLAND and starting our way to South Georgia   Fair winds from last night didn’t last long, and soon turn out to be variable and weaker, blowing from several directions at between 3...

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...

March 2018

A day of rolling

By: Jordi Plana Morales

20th March 2018 SCOTIA SEA. Day of rolling and sailhandling on passing squalls  The whole journey is been characterized by the relative good weather, sunny spells and numerous widely scattered showers whooshing over...

Sailing to South Georgia

By: Jordi Plana Morales

18th March 2018  Sailing to South Georgia,  under variable winds and seas, dealing with squalls and Low Pressure systems passing over our heads   After the good weather and seas from yesterday, it...

Egrets, we've had a few

By: James MacDuff

But regrets? Too few to mention really. It would have been nice if the pesky Argentinians had not been "busy" for three days and allowed us to visit their base and stamp our passports. It would have been nice if the pack ice...

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...