Daily Expedition Reports
Daily reports from our days in the field
Happy Thanksgiving! It doesn’t really feel like it Thanksgiving much here, more like an early winter wonderland with the stunning scenery that surrounds us in Neko Harbor.
This is our...
Nov 26, 2015National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
Lemaire Channel, Booth Island, & The Penola Strait
With great anticipation many of us woke up early, as today was the day we entered the Lemaire Channel, one of the most scenic areas in all of Antarctica. To the chart room we clamored ready to fill...
Nov 25, 2015National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
Antarctic Sound and Deception Island
For a lover of ice the last 24 hours could not have been better.
At 6:45 a.m., almost an hour before the scheduled wake-up call, we were roused with an invitation to come out on deck as we...
Nov 23, 2015National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
Point Wild, Elephant Island
Imagine yourself a member of Ernest Shackleton's imperial transantarctic expedition. Perhaps you signed on as a stoker, to shovel coal into the steam engine, or an ordinary seaman, to climb t...
Nov 22, 2015National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
At Sea Towards Elephant Island, South Shetlands
If you were outside on deck today, you probably did not spend more than half an hour before going back inside for a cup of chocolate or tea and to regain at least some mobility in your extremities....
Nov 21, 2015National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
Our voyage falls naturally into three parts and two of those are now complete. We have explored the Falkland Islands and then South Georgia, both self-governing British Overseas Territories. Ahead...
Nov 20, 2015National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
Gold Harbour & Drygalski Fjord
The gentle voice of expedition leader Lisa Kelley came over the PA system at a usually unwelcome 4:30 a.m. Instead of rolling over and going back to sleep, the guests aboard the National Geogra...
Nov 19, 2015National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
South Georgia, Ocean Harbour & St. Andrew’s Bay
Day four in South Georgia and the weather is playing tricks on us. Not that this behaviour is unexpected in this part of the world but it certainly makes it hard to prepare for the day’s acti...
Nov 18, 2015National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
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