Saunders & Candlemas Islands, South Sandwich Islands
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 16 Jan 2022

Saunders & Candlemas Islands, South Sandwich Islands, 1/16/2022, National Geographic Endurance

  • Aboard the National Geographic Endurance
  • Antarctica

We explored the middle section of the South Sandwich Island arc today. We have traveled more than one fifth of the way around the globe, from 90 degrees 44 minutes West, near Peter I Island. Hovering between 72- and 58-degrees south latitude, the great circle is significantly smaller than it is at the equator. Eighteen days of voyaging passed so quickly, but it also seems, well, like we started on the other side of the world! Throughout the day, we passed through fog, clouds, sunshine and snow…everything you might expect from these stark volcanic masses rising out of the abyssal sea, one of the most remote island chains in the seven oceans.

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