Cape Horn & the Beagle Channel

Dec 27, 2017 - National Geographic Explorer


When we woke this morning we were finishing our journey through the Drake Passage where the seas were kind to us over the two-day sail back north.  After breakfast we made our way around Cape Horn, the southernmost place in South America, and we had one of our first sites of trees in a week.  The sailing only got smoother from there as we entered into the Beagle Channel.  The day was spent listening to lectures by our naturalists and participating in fun activities with the Young Explorers.   We continued to sail toward our final destination of Ushuaia on board the National Geographic Explorer and we reflected on the past weeks spent in amazing Antarctica as we enjoyed the Captain’s farewell cocktails. 

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About the Author

Amy Malkoski

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Amy was raised near Cape Cod in coastal Marion, Massachusetts, and her relationship with the ocean and nature has always been an active one. Her parents, avid divers and marine biologists, introduced her to the underwater world when she was very young and she grew up participating in as many water-related activities as possible. Amy spent her summers sailing and exploring intertidal areas of Buzzards Bay. At age 12 she became a certified diver and is now a divemaster with the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). In high school her passion for nature and art developed into a love of photography, using the medium to share her explorations with others. 

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