There aren’t many places in the world you can visit and still be at a loss for words with awe and wonder every time you come back. Our first day exploring Antarctica today was nothing short of spectacular. From humpback whales before breakfast, to penguins in the sunshine, glassy reflections, magnificent icebergs, glaciers calving and perfect evening light, we really couldn’t have asked for a better start to our trip on the Antarctic Peninsula.
National Geographic Orion
Our time has come, the circle is closed. Twenty days ago, we left Ushuaia. Headed towards Antarctica, the infamous Drake Passage, and certainly some unknown. Now we return, after an incredible voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia, the Falklands, and a lot of ocean in between. Calm seas in the Beagle channel were certainly enjoyed, but it was a bit shocking to see trees and civilization. We did enjoy the sunshine, dolphins, and abundant birds. I think for many of us, we wished we were heading back out instead of into Ushuaia, but the memories we have created will last a lifetime.