Log

Adelie colony

By: Judy Hall

In that white and sacred place I found my soul. It stretched out over the silent rocks As the ice lapped by. Coldness comforted me. Distilled by crystals A gentle peace enveloped all As the ice lapped by. Bright sunlight...

Whales in Hughes Bay

By: Charles Odinot

The (few) pessimists among us already thought someone had forgotten to inform the whales we were coming as they had hardly shown themselves and then only at a distance. But in Hughes Bay, they were proven wrong! The early...

Iceberg Graveyard

By: Charles Odinot

After a sunny morning, we arrive at Trinity Island for our Zodiac (or sloopy) tour. Great few hours, between immense black rocks and many icebergs. Those people who think ice is only white have not seen the many shades of...

Whaling Station Deception Island

By: Judy Hall

Pimpled by a weathered age You have seen much. Lying there, Desolate, Alone. The small indentations pierced sharp by flaying knives Slowly weather away. Over time they diminish, like the pain, hurt less, like...

January 2017

EUROPA reaches most southern point ever!

By: Charles Odinot

After a calm night close to Vernadsky research station, we pushed a bit more south. South, in the direction of the south-pole circle. After we left the calm of the sheltered islands near Vernadsky, we quickly encountered...

Where are we?

By: Sytze Kingma

I am in the top of the main mast of EUROPA, bedazzled by ice scapes all around. "Overhead the Albatros hangs motionless upon the air", Pink Floyd echoes in my ear. Where am I? "Fin del mundo" -- End of the world -- many...

Duizendpoot gezocht voor op kantoor

By: Leentje Toering

Ter versterking van ons team zijn we op zoek naar een creatieve duizendpoot (36 uur per week) In deze functie komt alles naar voren, boekingen van a tot z, bijhouden van de social media, contact met havens, regelen van...

Deception Island

By: Jordi

The scenery of the area is great. Open wide spaces along the shoreline, framed by Neptune’s Bellows cliffs on one side, and a loose scree ridge over Kroner Lake at the other. And amidst the rusty coloured volcanic...