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En route to Ushuaia, Argentina

Last night’s pub-style quiz revealed how much we learned about the people we have travelled with in these past three weeks, and to what extent some teams will go to win! Mischievous plots, ch...

Mar 9, 2015National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

Carcass Island and New Island

The western Falklands are the wild side of this South Atlantic archipelago.  Black-browed Albatross walk carefully over wide ledges of grey rock and spread the tips of their wings to catch the...

Mar 8, 2015National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

Ushuaia, Argentina

“There’s something about three weeks…” - spoken this morning by a guest having coffee.

Was it only 21 days ago we cast off from this very pier, almost trembling with...

Mar 7, 2015National Geographic Orion in Antarctica

 

Stanley, Falkland Islands

We left our anchorage in Berkeley Sound before sunrise, heading towards our first stop in the Falkland Islands at Stanley.  In the faint light proceeding sunup from the bridge, we could see 10...

Mar 7, 2015National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

New Island, Falkland Islands

Was it the moon or the sun, that silver orb hanging high in the sky? It could have been either one blurred by the clouds, except that the hands on the clock still hovered in the pre-dawn realm. Thi...

Mar 6, 2015National Geographic Orion in Antarctica

 

Approaching the Falkland Islands

Morning on the bridge of the National Geographic Explorer is my favorite time.  Arrive early and you find a bright full moon shining off the water in front of us, and then fa...

Mar 6, 2015National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

At sea, South Georgia to the Falkland Islands

This day began pleasantly enough, sunny with a fresh wind from the west, more or less from our direction of travel.  The moderate swell and wind waves were easily navigated by our ship, the

Mar 5, 2015National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

Stanley, Falkland Islands

As we approached the leeward side of East Falkland Island in the middle of the night under a full moon, the seas calmed to a mild roll. A spectacular sunrise greeted us as we pulled into the Stanle...

Mar 5, 2015National Geographic Orion in Antarctica

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