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In Requiem

By: Voyage crew

To all spouses, Partners, Children and friends of the Bark EUROPA voyage crew. They are heading home for a well earned rest. Please treat them carefully as their time at sea has left them very fragile. When they leap out...

The end is near

By: Ray Le Vaillant

As the Bard once said, “The time has come to face the final curtain”. Our time of close confinement is coming to an end. I think I can say that all of us aboard the ship have no regrets. In a week or two we will...

Digital detox

By: Andy Coatsworth

I had told my friends that I would be sailing on a tall ship to Antarctica and that I would have no internet, no email, and no Facebook for over 5 weeks. Europa would be a clinic administering a digital detox. The...

December 2017

The Imperative of the Immediate

By: Roger Davies

When we had travelled two weeks by sea, I was interested in what had happened in the world’s affairs in the intervening period. Now five weeks further on this voyage, I am not. Strange. What matters now is not the...

Starting our way to Ushuaia

By: Jordi Plana Morales

The infamous Drake Passage welcomed us with clear skies, calm seas and light breeze, after blizzard conditions kicked us off the southern shores of Livingston Island. Europa starts her new day at around 04:00h, when the...

A Vision in the night

By: Andreas Kammel

We were coming to the end of our crossing of the Scotia Sea and I was coming to the end of the Dog Watch at about 4.00am when a shadowy vision started to materialize in the early morning haze. The shadow turned into a...

Yankee Harbour and Edinburgh Hill

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Following a combination of sailing and motor-sailing night across the Bransfield  Strait, we found ourselves entering through the narrow channel that gives access to the natural port of Yankee Harbour. In the early...