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Leaving Elephant Island

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Europa leaves the relative sheltered waters off the north coast of Elephant Island early in the morning to sail around the Western corner of the island and head SW towards Penguin Island, the small volcano we plan to visit...

Cook’ Peep Hole

By: Andy Coatsworth

One of the many delights on Europa is to spend a while looking closely at any detail, internal or external of the ship so as to appreciate the extraordinary thought that has been applied into every aspect of her design, and...

24 Hours in The Scotia Sea

By: Voyage crew

I went on watch at midnight to find it clouded over. No chance to see the super moon. After only ten minutes in the deckhouse we were called on deck to pull ropes. Michael and I were on the top gallant clew and bunts trying...

Heading to Elephant Island

By: Jordi Plana Morales

4th December 2017 Heading to Elephant Island using engines and all sail power we have.      Time to start heading South. From our position, some 200nm North of South Orkneys and course heading West, now...

Riding the untamed Scotia Sea

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Sun shine when the new day began, in a sort of congratulation for our Canadian-Nova Scotia Second Mate Finn on his birthday. Very different from the foggy and wet yesterday’s conditions. Swell keeps making us roll...

December 2017

Wild approach to Elephant Island

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Heavy snowfall in the early morning blanketed our decks and rig, while the yards were braced squarer and we strike some sails. Wind became more N-ly, blowing at 20 to 23kn. Main Course, Fore Top Mast Staysail and...

Firewind, the White Whale

By: Voyage crew

From a distance, that great sextant calibrator of nuclear explosions pacifies Georgia, the crazy child. She decides to play in mother's sunlit days and release vistas of the snow-plastered peaks of Paget and the Allardyce....