Daily Expedition Reports
Daily reports from our days in the field
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
The Scotia Sea
With our adventures in the Falkland Islands behind us like our wake, the National Geographic Explorer pushes onward for the island of South Georgia. All on board the ship ease into the pac...
Nov 14, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
Through the night we sailed around the northern and eastern sides of East Falkland, and as our wakeup call came through, we found ourselves alongside the floating dock in Stanley. Falkland has a lo...
Nov 13, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
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