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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....

January 2018

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,...

An Antarctic Art Noir film

By: Michelle Lee Purkiss

It was a monochrome day today. We visited three points on Deception  Island (not a Point, a whole island) which is basically an island around  an active volcano under the sea. On a map it looks like a doughnut...

Fort Point, Hannah Point and Walker Bay

By: Michelle Lee Purkiss

Today we visited Fort Point (of Greenwich Island?); and Hannah Point and  Walker Bay on the same island.  Fort Point was the highlight of my day, and possibly the trip so far. I  think fur seal radio had...