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Arrival to the Beagle Channel

By: Jordi Plana Morales

With the wind veering and now blowing strong straight from the West, we   leave behind the mythical Cape Horn far out of sight on our portside and   we are heading Northwards towards the Beagle Channel. On this...

Wot No Penguins?

By: Ghostwriter in the Storm, Deception Island

Wot No Penguins? We have been educated on the finer points of penguins by an excellent   talk from the equally excellent Jordi about these bizarre birds. Most of   us were good students and listened...

Another day on the Drake

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Another day in the Drake Passage that didn’t bring anything new   regarding weather, wind and sea conditions.  During the early morning the wind just veered slightly, blowing form WSW   to W-ly. With...

Crossing the Bransfield Strait

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Gradually setting lower Staysails and head rig to help both our engines   on our progress, we leave behind the Weddell Sea through the Antarctic   Sound.  Relatively clear skies over our heads offered a...

December 2018

Final thoughts of a city dweller

By: Per Christiaan

Phew! It's finally over. Over a month cramped in a vessel filled with   horrible people, boring days and desolate landscapes devoid of life is   over and I can finally return home -  Is what I would like to...

Lost and found

By: Wieger Homan

Very often during this trip I thought I lost my gear, my blog (where are they gone, I must have hit   the wrong button), the course of the ship, the hole in the door to fixate it, my equilibrium, my confidence...

Drake Passage, on our way to Ushuaia

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Variable winds from the WNW to WSW during the early hours of the day,   blowing at any speed between 15 to 30kn made for a night of variable   speed and slight course changes in a generally NW-ly...

Anyone seen the glue?

By: Ghost Writer in the Storm, Antartica

Today’s Plan A involved landing on Paulet Island. This has a combination   of penguins and historical ruins dating back to Swedish ship Antarctic,   trapped and destroyed by Weddell sea ice in 1903 or so....