Drake Passage

Nov 27, 2017 - National Geographic Orion

As National Geographic Orion sails north through the notorious Drake Passage, we have definitely been experiencing the “Drake Shake!” While the 7 meter seas have kept us on our toes, they have meant that we have enjoyed the company of many sea birds, which love to soar above the waves of the Southern Ocean. In between bird watching, we have also enjoyed lectures by the expedition staff and have watched the fascinating documentary “Chasing Ice.”

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Deirdre Mitchell


Deirdre grew exploring the mountains of her home country of Scotland and immersing herself in its history and culture. This love of the past led her to study for an MA in Scottish History at the University of St Andrews where she studied everything from the medieval history of Scotland to the art history of Europe! She then went on to gain an MLitt in Museum and Gallery Studies before spending a year as a Trainee Curator at the Museum of the University of St. Andrews. 

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