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7th of March

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Leaving Duse Bay after sunset we spent the night slowly making our way  around the Tabarin Peninsula to reach Brown Bluff in the morning.  On the way, Europa encountered some giant patches of sea ice and...

5th of March

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Hours of cold steering out on deck during the windy and dark night,  finally saw us drop anchor in Pastorizo Bay on the east coast of False  Island Point. A long detour to get here was necessary due to the...

3rd of March

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Just like yesterday, the fall of the night made us stop the ship and  drift in open waters close to Paulet Island. At daybreak we started the  engines and made our way to the north-eastern shores of Paulet, where...

1st of March

By: Jordi Plana Morales

The dark hours of the night came with a NE-ly wind increasing to 20-25kn  and already before midnight it was backing to the northwest. That made  for a bit of challenging sailhandling in the darkness, under cloudy...

March 2020

6th of March 2020

By: Jordi Plana Morales

After an adventurous night, with strong winds gusting up to 40kn, after  a forecast that predicted about 15kn, and dealing with drifting ice, it  proved not possible to drop anchor at Devil Island, even though we...

4th of March

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Reaching Snow Hill Island always represents a challenge due to its ice  filled waters and changeable weather. The island will be the  southernmost destination of our trip. One can never be sure to land there and...

2nd of March

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Overnight, Europa drifted on the calm waters and light breeze of the  northern Weddell Sea, waiting for the first light to start the engines  and make the final approach to the Danger Islands group. The...

29th of February

By: Jordi Plana Morales

After a night of good sea conditions, motoring our way towards the  northern coasts of Elephant Island, we wake up with the full spectacle  of its coasts shining under the early morning sun. It is not often...

27th of February

By: Jordi Plana Morales

We have been enjoying great sailing conditions since leaving the Beagle  Channel behind a couple of day ago, but now, the Low Pressure System  that yesterday was located at our SW,  is quickly catching up...

February 2020

28th of February

By: Jordi Plana Morales

After midnight the wind shifted rapidly, veering to NE and then ENE, increasing to 22-26kn. That made for setting all sails that were still unfurled, that is all squares but the royals, lower and middle staysails and sail...