South Georgia has a very special way of keeping you on our toes and question your best laid plans. But for those that are persistent, and willing to peek around the next corner, she has a unique way of letting you in and continually blowing your mind. At this point in the trip, it’s hard not to wonder what could possibly be left to experience. Today’s explorations were a wonderful example of some of South Georgia’s finest landscape and raw wildlife magic. A quick change of morning plans in favor of weather conditions led to a beautiful experience in the sweeping valley of Stromness Bay, before spending a stunning afternoon with the magnificent wandering albatross community of Prion Island. Another day on South Georgia that has left us speechless once again.
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.