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At Sea, from the Falklands to Argentina

The morning broke fine with soon verified rumors of a sunrise green flash… a rare event, indeed, one that requires patience, determination and more than a little stubbornness to experience!

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Mar 22, 2016National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

Stanley on East Falkland Islands

Today we returned to the Falkland Islands on National Geographic Explorer. When we were last here, we visited the islands north of West Falkland Island, but this time through we made...

Mar 21, 2016National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

Crossing the Scotia Sea en route to the Falkland Islands

Steadying ourselves as we swing and sway through the corridors was becoming a honed art for many of us this morning. Perhaps we’re still not managing it gracefully, but we are getting to know the r...

Mar 20, 2016National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

Southern Ocean Crossing

After leaving South Georgia we knew there would be a two-day crossing to the protection of the Falkland Islands and the capital Stanley. As the southern travelling season heads towards equinox, equ...

Mar 19, 2016National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

Hercules Bay & at Sea toward Port Stanley

Sheets of vertical rain hurtled across Hercules Bay in strong winds as the ship weighed anchor prior to our departure.

However it might be better to go back to the start of our last day in S...

Mar 18, 2016National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

Salisbury Plain & Prion Island

With the ship wreathed in heavy fog, we boarded Zodiacs ahead of the dawn for an early morning landing at Salisbury Plain. The fog was cold but incredibly atmospheric in the morning gloom. Cruising...

Mar 17, 2016National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

Stromness and Grytviken

Retracing but a few of the steps Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men took on their perilous and lifesaving crossing of South Georgia is a poignant moment. To imagine what these men endured while cros...

Mar 16, 2016National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

 

Gold Harbor & Drygalski Fjord

The day began early and rightly so. Gold Harbor earns its name from its location, holding the southeast corner of South Georgia where the first light of the sun often breaks through to paint the ha...

Mar 15, 2016National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica

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