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Sailing to South Georgia

By: Jordi Plana Morales

18th March 2018  Sailing to South Georgia,  under variable winds and seas, dealing with squalls and Low Pressure systems passing over our heads   After the good weather and seas from yesterday, it...

Egrets, we've had a few

By: James MacDuff

But regrets? Too few to mention really. It would have been nice if the pesky Argentinians had not been "busy" for three days and allowed us to visit their base and stamp our passports. It would have been nice if the pack ice...

South Shetland Islands

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Under two anchors Europa pulled through last night’s strong winds and big seas. But slowly they ease down and by the morning blue skies take a peek through the clouds and swell seems to have been decreasing. Probably...

Madder Cliffs-Kinnes Cove

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Braving the icy conditions and last night blustery winds, Europa made her way at slow pace towards the West Coast of Joinville Island, where a little shelter from the storm could be found. Slowly the conditions improve, and at...


By: Jordi Plana Morales

11th March 2018  CROSSING THE BRANSFIELD STRAIT  under variable weather and wind conditions  Europa spends the night inside Deception Island, holding her ground against increasing winds under two...

March 2018

Starting our way to South Georgia

By: Jordi Plana Morales

16th March 2018 ELEPHANT ISLAND and starting our way to South Georgia   Fair winds from last night didn’t last long, and soon turn out to be variable and weaker, blowing from several directions at between 3...

Crossing the Bransfield Strait

By: Jordi Plana Morales

Cold and dry S-ly winds started as a light breeze during last evening, while we tried to get deeper into the Antarctic Sound, just to be stopped by thick pack ice. By now the desolate Weddell Sea shut its ways-in under a...

Antarctic Sound

By: Jordi Plana Morales

ANTARCTIC SOUND -- adventures in the ice and landing at the Antarctic Peninsula (Brown Bluff)  Light and variable winds in the Bransfield Strait accompanied us while motorsailing to reach the Antarctic Peninsula. With...

Deception Spa

By: Mike Ackroyd

Deception Spa  Dawn on the second day in Antarctica saw the Europa tugging lazily at her anchor cable in unusually hospitable seas off Deception Island. This part of the coastline -Baily Head - is usually much too...