- Into the Drake PassageWe weren't disappointed: Ivor's voice woke the ship with the usual weather report but with a slight difference.
Temperature: "chilli beans, not baked beans";
Wind strength for Drake Passage: "thunder and lightening, very, very frightening";
Kayakers' Posted by Purkism in Twoheadfurthersouth | Dec 8, 2014
- Lemaire Channel, blocked by iceEach day the weather has alternated between good and poor so we weren't surprised to find Sunday overcast, windy F5 and 0deg C.
Headi Posted by Purkism in Twoheadfurthersouth | Dec 7, 2014
- Mainland and a very special dayNow it's Saturday so must be time for fun, but later. First a beautiful passage further down the Gerlache Strait and into the Neumeyer Channel, a narrow seaway between high mountains and ice in sunshine and light wind F3, - Posted by Purkism in Twoheadfurthersouth | Dec 6, 2014
- More islands and first sight of Antarctic mainlandFriday and we anchor in Mikkelsen Harbour off Trinity Island and set off for shore to land on a tiny island. But before we get there, small matter of a lot of brash ice to get the Zodiac through. Posted by Purkism in Twoheadfurthersouth | Dec 5, 2014
- Antarctic IslandsThursday and we were greeted by bright sunshine, wind now F4/5 and a cool -3deg C. We arrived at "HO" Island (actually "Aitcho") apparently named after the Hygrography Office to see several Gentoo and Chinstrap penguin colonies, within yards of Posted by Purkism in Twoheadfurthersouth | Dec 4, 2014
- The Scotia SeaWe were now enjoying "dancing with the ship", ie trying to keep our balance while the floor moved up, down, sideways, angled one way, then the other. Quite entertaining once you get the idea! It was only later when we Posted by Purkism in Twoheadfurthersouth | Dec 1, 2014
- Gold Harbour and farewell South GeorgiaOvernight we'd travelled South East and by morning arrived at Gold Harbour. Atop high cliffs is the most spectacular hanging glacier, looking as if poised to break and fall hundreds of feet to the shore below. With wind strength too Posted by Purkism in Twoheadfurthersouth | Nov 30, 2014
- Stromness and GrytvikenThe early morning call for the Shackleton Walk sadly didn't come. The weather had deteriorated and so it breakfast and sailing into Stromness, our first sight of the derelict whaling station. Now an unsafe prohibited area with buildings in dangerous Posted by Purkism in Twoheadfurthersouth | Nov 29, 2014
- Salisbury Plain and Fortuna BayGlorious sunshine, crisp blue sky and light F3 wind greeted us as we arrived off Salisbury Plain. We went ashore to one of the great wildlife spectacles of the World; 60,000 breeding pairs of King Penguins with their furry chicks, Posted by Purkism in Twoheadfurthersouth | Nov 28, 2014
- Peggotty BluffEarly morning and the weather had deteriorated as our first glimpse of South Georgia emerged through the cloud and gloom. With sea now running high, ice forming on deck and wind blowing F7, prospect of first getting into King Haakon Posted by Purkism in Twoheadfurthersouth | Nov 27, 2014
- At sea heading for King Haakon Bay, South GeorgiaWith both days at sea, we enjoyed listening to presentations by various of the guides and time on deck watching the birds, the sea and the special voyage flag flying at the masthead. On 26th, in preparation for arrival Posted by Purkism in Twoheadfurthersouth | Nov 26, 2014
- Oli & Liza's Honeymoon May 2015Thank you for visiting my travel blog, unfortunately you have jumped the gun and we are still working on our Travel plans. As soon as we have firmed these up we will be updating this blog with a number of Posted by LizaBrooks in Liza's Missions around the world | Dec 4, 2014
- That one does not fall leaves
I proudly ripples in the tree tops, enjoying a golden under a tree, watching the floated down the brothers and sisters, Xiao Xiaoyou Xiao Xiao......
When the first gold Fengjin sweep, there is Posted by aliceriy in changbaishan | Nov 28, 2013
- Sailing, Sailing...Over the BOUNDING Main: The Drake PassageNo pictures to relay and very little news today.
We're still in the grip of the Drake Passage and although it's gotten a little better than yesterday — now and then — the breaking waves and spray seem to be the Posted by jeburns55 in Antarctica 2007: End of the Earth Tour | Nov 9, 2013
- We Bagged Our Third Penguin: S. Shetland Islands, Antartica
We woke up this morning to the delightful news that we have one more stop — Half Moon Island, home of a large rookery of Chinstrap penguins.
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- From Whence We Came: South Shetland Islands, AntarcticaLast night we began sailing away from the mainland and back toward the South Shetland Islands where we began our Antarctic adventures. The passage wasn't an easy one. When we got into our bunks, the heaving swells of the sea Posted by jeburns55 in Antarctica 2007: End of the Earth Tour | Nov 9, 2013
- Standing on the Mainland Once More: Graham Land, Antarctica
Another early start this morning, as we were in the second group to go ashore. Shortly after 8:00 a.m., our PolarCircl boat brought us to a small beach in Neko Harb Posted by jeburns55 in Antarctica 2007: End of the Earth Tour | Nov 9, 2013
- It Only Gets Better... (Graham Land, Antarctica)Today was the best yet. We hurried through breakfast so we could get up on deck and watch our cruise through the Lemaire Channel. First sighted by Eduard Dallman in 1873,this 7 mile long/1 mile wide channel is strikingly beautiful. Posted by jeburns55 in Antarctica 2007: End of the Earth Tour | Nov 9, 2013
- Penguin Party! Graham Land, Antarctica
This was THE DAY. We were up and fed by 8:00 a.m., because the first PolarCircl pulled out at 8:30 a.m. to land on Cuverville Island. Cuverville is home of to one of the largest Gento Posted by jeburns55 in Antarctica 2007: End of the Earth Tour | Nov 8, 2013
- The Unpredictable Antarctic: South Shetland IslandsThis morning we awoke to exciting news — we were nearly through the Drake Passage. It had been a very tolerable journey.
On our way out of the breakfast room, we spotted our first iceberg Posted by jeburns55 in Antarctica 2007: End of the Earth Tour | Nov 8, 2013
- an awesome trip I really enjoyed this trip to hawaii Posted by preeti idiot in An awesome trip | Aug 26, 2013
- South Georgia12th March and 13th March
We sailed across the South Scotia Sea for 2 days. Some of the first day of the crossing was a bit rough so we stayed close to our cabin. Our second day at sea could be Posted by shaneandnicola in Shane and Nicola's latest adventure | Mar 25, 2013
- Antarctica Part 28th March
This morning we awoke in anticipation, as we were to visit the flooded caldera of an Antarctic Volcano.
Before approaching Deception Island the sun was shining on the mountains, we were hoping that was a sign for the whole Posted by shaneandnicola in Shane and Nicola's latest adventure | Mar 24, 2013
- Antarctica Part 14th March
This morning we were due to fly 2 hours from Trelew to Ushuaia, however our flight had been cancelled. So we ended up flying from Trelew back to Buenos Aires and then Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. It was the Posted by shaneandnicola in Shane and Nicola's latest adventure | Mar 22, 2013
- Chapter #6: The White Continent - AntarcticaDear all,
I've been looking forward to write this post about what I consider the greatest adventure of my life. Yes, even better than the Galapagos. I had the luck to embark on a 12-days cruise to Antarctica, the white continent. Posted by jack87jack in Spinning around | Mar 20, 2013