At Sea, Drake Passage
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 08 Feb 2020

At Sea, Drake Passage, 2/8/2020, National Geographic Explorer

  • Aboard the National Geographic Explorer
  • Antarctica

No tempestuous storms here today. One of the calmest crossings of the Drake Passage this season is nearly behind us. Already! With hardly a breath of wind we are making good speed south and, in so doing, are increasing our chances of an early arrival as soon as tomorrow morning. With this lack of wind comes very few seabirds however. Only a few sightings were made today, so much of the focus remained indoors, where lectures, briefings, and our captain’s welcome-aboard party entertained us throughout this calm, warm, and pleasant journey across this infamous body of water.

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