Voyage 7004

Round-trip Ushuaia

 

 

Day 1 - February 9, 2010 - Ushuaia

Even though we had a bit of “liquid sunshine” a lot of our guests were on the outer decks to see how Ushuaia became smaller and smaller in the distance...


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Day 2 - February 10, 2010 - Drake Passage, At Sea

Our ship slowly moved between waves with mean velocity 5-6 knots experiencing bumps and hits by waves...


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Day 3 - February 11, 2010 - Drake Passage

Some birds were sighted during the course of the day – a wandering albatross, a few black-browed albatrosses, some cape petrels, Wilson’s storm petrels and giant petrels...


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Day 4 - February 12, 2010 - Barrientos Island In The Aitcho Group And The Bransfield Strait

Our original plans for the day took a slightly different turn during the night as the Prince Albert II encountered some heavy pack ice in the Bransfield Strait...


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Day 5 - February 13, 2010 - Cuverville And Brown Base (Paradise Bay), Antarctica

As we entered the channel, I saw something pop out of the water about 100m from the ship. “Whale!” No – it was a Killer Whale, but more than that – it was 9 Killer Whales...


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Day 6 - February 14, 2010 - Anchored Off Vernadsky Research Station, Argentine Islands

I awakened to the sun coming over the towering, snow- and glacier-capped peaks that line the Antarctic Peninsula in this area. The sight was simply stunning, well beyond the views of many other, remote mountainous areas of the world...


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Day 7 - February 15, 2010 - Port Lockroy, Jougla Point, Afternoon At Sea, En Route To Antarctica Sound, Brown Bluff

After a few minutes our attentions shifted to some nearby Humpback Whales. They were bubble feeding, spy hoping, flipper slapping, lobtailing, breaching, and displaying other acrobatic behavior while they played and fed very close to the bow of the Prince Albert II...


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Day 8 - February 16, 2010 - Antarctic Sound

While I was marking the path, the guests went with my colleagues looking at some Adelie and Gentoo Penguins … the whole beach was one long line of Adelies walking up and down the beach...


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Day 9 - February 17, 2010 - Hannah Point, Livingston Island; Whaler's Bay, Deception Island

The ship sailed through the narrow strait of Neptune’s Bellows, leading from the sea into the caldera of Deception Island to Whalers Bay. Deception Island met us with strong 35-knot winds and a sunny sky...


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Day 10 - February 18, 2010 - Drake Passage

A few hourglass dolphins moved very quickly zigzagging back and forth in front of the ship’s bow creating white plumes of spray in their wake. It was a wonderful sighting...


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Day 11 - February 19, 2010 - Drake Passage Before Entering The Beagle Channel And Heading Towards Ushuaia

The fresher winds meant that it was easier for the birds to glide today, which was very much to the liking of the Black-browed and occasional Wandering Albatrosses...


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