Second Day on the Scotia Sea

Feb 25, 2018 - National Geographic Orion

From Antarctic Sound at the northern tip of the Antarctic peninsula to South Georgia is over 800 nautical miles, requiring more than two full days at sea. Sea Days have a different pace than days when we can make a landing. Things seem a little slower on board, with time for reflection, catching a nap, or a visit to the bridge.

This morning, we attended a mandatory briefing and film about the fragile eco-system of South Georgia, and the serious measures that must be taken to keep the island in its natural state., After lunch we had an opportunity to attend presentations on Antarctic history and the wildlife we hope to find in the coming days.

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Doug Gould

Expedition Leader

Travel and adventure were an integral part of Doug’s upbringing in a small town on the south shore of Long Island, New York. Growing up on the Great South Bay, his family claims Doug learned to sail before he learned to walk. Whether it was camping, sailing, birding, traveling across country or spending most of fifth grade living in Europe, Doug’s formative years left him with a love of wildlife, the outdoors, and a desire to keep moving. 

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