Drake Passage
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 06 Jan 2020

Drake Passage, 1/6/2020, National Geographic Explorer

  • Aboard the National Geographic Explorer
  • Antarctica

This morning the guests of National Geographic Explorer woke up to the optimistic, but wisely cautious headline on the daily program: “Possibly Pleasant Drake Passage.” Crossing the Drake Passage, a notorious section of the Atlantic Ocean, is the price that one has to pay in order to enter the wonderland of Antarctica’s spectacular beauty. Fortunately, we experienced a pleasant and almost lake-like Drake sea state. We used the day at sea to sort our photos, catch up on our travel journals and enjoy sights of all the amazing seabirds, such as the wandering albatross, who make their home in the Drake Passage. We also attended fascinating presentations from the talented naturalists and reflected on all the amazing experiences we had in Antarctica.

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