Daily Expedition Reports
Daily reports from our days in the field
At sea bound for Antarctica
Despite having all the potential for providing us with “just another day at sea,” 22 November actually delivered a plethora of excitement and education. The day dawned early, before 3:0...
Nov 22, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
At Sea, Scotia Sea
Yesterday in the afternoon our captain took the ship deep into Drygalski fjord, named after the famous German Antarctic explorer who sailed with his ship Gauss to East Antarctica in 1901....
Nov 21, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
Gold Harbor & Drygalski Fjord, South Georgia
There is a certain apprehension when your expedition leader tells you that for a second day in a row you will be starting your visit ashore at 4.30 a.m. (thanks for Lisa Standard Time!). Add...
Nov 20, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
St. Andrews Bay & Ocean Harbour
Long before the sun rose, the one and only early morning wake-up call for those willing to brave a first light landing came from our expedition leader, Lisa Kelley. We landed on the beach just befo...
Nov 19, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
Hercules Bay & Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island
The sunrays beaming through the shifting clouds on Stromness Harbor were a welcoming sight just after 5 a.m. Last evening, Captain Skog snugged the National Geographic Explorer up the shor...
Nov 17, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
Salisbury Plain & Prion Island, South Georgia
Today, dreams became a reality. For some, their dream was to someday return to the island of South Georgia, where memories of glaciers, mountains, and densely packed beaches teeming with seals and...
Nov 16, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
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