Daily Expedition Reports
Daily reports from our days in the field
The Drake Passage, Beagle Channel & Ushuaia
With our bow pointed north, the National Geographic Explorer continued its departure from the Antarctic Peninsula. With gratitude, our guests found the Drake Passage to be much kinder than...
Dec 19, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
The dreaded Drake Passage was the Drake “lake” today as we crossed it northbound for South America. Once a massive low had moved through the Drake days earlier, much of the energy in th...
Dec 18, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
Neko Harbour & The Gerlache Strait
The wake up call gently awoke the passengers at 7:00 a.m. The vista offered panoramic views from the first second on deck. The quiet and stillness had a voice of its own. As the sun beamed brightl...
Dec 16, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
The Lemaire Channel, Booth Island & Penola Strait
This morning we woke up surrounded by fog and large snowflakes. We approached the entrance to the Lemaire Channel, this is one of the most scenic and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes on the Anta...
Dec 15, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
Cuverville Island, Orne Harbour & Danco Island
Our day aboard the National Geographic Explorer at Cuverville Island began at the northern end of Errara Channel. A low ceiling hung over the channel, and its calm waters enticed many gues...
Dec 14, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
Brown Bluff, Antarctic Sound
After our first encounter with Antarctica, yesterday, we continued well into twilight and but not too much into night, through Antarctic Sound towards the Weddell Sea. As the early morning wakeup c...
Dec 13, 2014National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
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