As we completed our journey across the Drake Passage this morning, the infamous Cape Horn greeted us. The southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile, Cape Horn is often a welcomed site after the crossing. It is also a bittersweet signal that our incredible adventure is drawing to a close. Entering into the Beagle Channel, we spotted a vast array of wildlife through our binoculars. We return to Ushuaia with our hearts full of the many wonderful memories made on our one-of-a-kind expedition to Antarctica.
National Geographic Endurance
National Geographic Endurance moved west today into the relatively milder waters of Falkland Plateau—moving out of the Southern Ocean and into the South Atlantic. Foggy conditions frustrated our sea-watching efforts, but we still saw some humpback whales and hourglass dolphins despite poor visibility. By evening, the fog lifted enough for us to enjoy views of wandering albatross and their smaller cousins, including various petrels.