There aren’t many better days in expedition travel. Two of the most spectacular locations on the planet in a single day—Gold Harbour, followed by St. Andrews Bay. Tens of thousands of king penguins made early wake-up calls bearable, and after a foggy start, the mountains and glaciers finally revealed themselves, leaving guests speechless as they enjoyed this special place.
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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.