Voyage 7102

Ushuaia to Ushuaia

 

 

Day 1 - January 15, 2011 -  Ushuaia, Argentina 

 

Australians, wanting to see ice as blue as sapphires socialised with Canadians who had been dreaming of coming to Antarctica for over a decade.

 


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Day 2 - January 16, 2011 -  Drake Passage 

 

At 7 pm Captain Alexander Golubev offered a Welcome Cocktail Party where he introduced his senior officers, followed by a wonderful gala dinner.

 


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Day 3 - January 17, 2011 - Drake Passage and Barrientos Island

 Due to relatively benign conditions in the Drake Passage, Captain Alexander Golubev and his team made good speed and we arrived at the Peninsula earlier than scheduled.


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Day 4 - January 18, 2011 -  Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula; Antarctic Sound 

 

The penguins were mostly covered by a thin layer of snow, but did not seem to be too uncomfortable.

 


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Day 5 - January 19, 2011 -  Cuverville, Port Lockroy & Jougla Point 

 

As soon as all guests and Zodiacs were back on board, the Captain took us through the Errera Channel, into Andvord Bay and across the Gerlache Strait, absolutely stunning!

 


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Day 6 - January 20, 2011 -  Petermann Island, Penola Strait 

 

Gentoo penguins porpoised by from all angles and crabeater seals basked in the strong morning sun on water-scalloped floes.

 


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Day 7 - January 21, 2011 -  Neko Harbour 

 

We had a very curious Minke whale who decided to ‘play’ around the boats for most of the time. At one point this beautiful sleek animal actually raised its head right out of the water – nearly touching the guests on one of the Zodiacs.

 


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Day 8 - January 22, 2011 -  Drake Passage 

 

The winds blew and the seas danced but our ship is doing a fine job of moving through this storm and our Captain is directing her into the safest and most comfortable course available.

 


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Day 9 - January 23, 2011 -  Drake Passage en route to Ushuaia 

 

All smiles and positive attitude as we, Expedition Team and guests, engaged in conversation before Captain Oleksander Golubyev introduced his crew and ceremonially wished goodbye to all.

 


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Day 10 - January 24, 2011 -  Beagle Channel and Ushuaia 

 

Today our guests enjoyed the very pleasant weather after a rough Drake Passage and the continuation of our lecture program.

 


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