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Sailing the wild Drake

By: Jordi Plana Morales

10th February 2018  SAILING THE WILD DRAKE PASSAGE Sun shining through the thick clouds accompanies us for the first coffee of the day, but soon it became overcast and drizzle. That, together with the spray of...

Departure from Ushuaia

By: Jordi Plana Morales

8th February 2018  DEPARTURE FROM USHUAIA, BEAGLE CHANNEL AND ENTERING THE DRAKE PASSAGE. The day started full of expectation for our imminent departure southwards to Antarctica. And it was around breakfast time...

A calm night

By: Sarah Gerats

The night is the calmest night in many days, which is celebrated until  late at night. We heave anchor just before 07:00 – so we are ready to  leave when the pilot comes on board. We are only 16 miles...

Flying towards Cape Horn

By: Sarah Gerats

Flying towards Cape Horn. All well. This morning I overheard one of the voyage crew say 'we al hoped we would experience a stormy Drake – but now it is enough'. The last 24 hours have been fast, wet and...

February 2018

Crossing the Antarctic Convergence Area

By: Jordi Plana Morales

11th February 2018  ABATING CONDITIONS IN THE DRAKE PASSAGE, CROSSING THE ANTARCTIC CONVERGENCE AREA. FOGGY WELCOME TO ANTARCTIC WATERS Winds veering more to the West welcome us to this cloudy and foggy day....

Drake Passage

By: Jordi Plana Morales

9th February 2018  DRAKE PASSAGE We are welcomed to our first day in the Drake Passage by a sunny morning, after a dreadful seasickness night for some of us. During the early hours of the day more canvas is added...

we are flying towards Cape Horn

By: Sarah Gerats

The wind did calm down a bit during the night, but we are not going much slower – we are flying towards Cape Horn. All is well. We do some wet bracing in the morning - after which Sarah gives a lecture about...

A calm day on the Drake

By: Sarah Gerats

A calm day on the Drake. In the morning Sarah talks about the race to the South Pole, and in the afternoon Belen tells us about the biology of marine mammals. There is some splicing going on, and grommets are made. It...

January 2018