Voyage 7003

Round-trip Ushuaia

 

 

Day 1 - January 29, 2010 - Ushuaia, Argentina

As the ship began its cruise down the length of the Beagle Channel, we encountered some of the birdlife that would have counterparts in Antarctica.


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Day 2 - January 30, 2010 - At Sea In The Drake Passage

With this weather I tried to spend as much time as possible outside watching the birds and I was joined up on deck by many guests and members of the Expedition Team...


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Day 3 - January 31, 2010 - Drake Passage, Just Northwest Of South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

Of course, the primary interest was initially the Gentoo and Chinstrap penguin colonies, as this site offers us the unique opportunity to observe two different penguin species on our first day in the Antarctic...


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Day 4 - February 1, 2010 - Paulet Island, Antarctic Sound, Fridjof Sound, Brown Bluff

I could see our guests wandering around the rocky island, exploring the area, looking at the numerous Adelies that nest here, and having a complete Antarctic experience...


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Day 5 - February 2, 2010 - Cuverville Island / Almirante Brown

But the day was not finished, straight after dinner we sailed through the Lemaire Channel and funny enough, it was named after Charles Lemaire, a Belgian explorer of the Congo, who was never down to Antarctica…


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Day 6 - February 3, 2010 - Pleneau Bay, Fish Islands - Prospect Point

A nice surprise for guests was "refuelling" with a glass of champagne from the "supply" Zodiac in the water...


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Day 7 - February 4, 2010 - Detaille Island

Our destination this morning was Detaille Island, home to a former British Antarctic Survey station known as Base W during its time of operation in the late 50s...


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Day 8 - February 5, 2010 - Port Lockroy/Jougla Point And Danco Island

The main aim of the visit was to climb to the top of the hill for the superb views and to admire the stamina of the Gentoo Penguins that nest right on the top of the hill...


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Day 9 - February 6, 2010 - Whaler's Bay, Port Foster, Antarctica

Deception Island is one of the few volcanic calderas where the wall has been breached and water has flooded inside...


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Day 10 - February 7, 2010 - Drake Passage, Heading North Northwest

With the slightly elevated winds today, the Prince Albert II had been blessed with large numbers and rich variety of birds...


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Day 11 - February 8, 2010 - Day At Sea, Drake Passage, Beagle Channel, Arrival To Ushuaia, Argentina

The transit through the Beagle Channel was very pleasant, and we sailed by South American terns, nesting blue eyed cormorants, and a Magellanic penguin rookery.


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