Voyage 7105

Ushuaia to Ushuaia

 

 

Day 1 - February 21, 2011 - Ushuaia

Never was there a better day to stand, champagne in hand, and view the mountains that outline the Beagle Channel.

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Day 2 - February 22, 2011 - At sea

Normally, this is the best time during the crossing as it is still warm and invariably we have lots in the way of Blackbrowed Albatrosses, Wandering Albatrosses, Giant petrels and some of the smaller petrels.

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Day 3 - February 23, 2011 - Drake Passage and Barrientos Island

A young Fur Seal made an appearance close inshore before coming onto the beach and going to sleep in the midst of all the moulting Gentoo Penguins.  


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Day 4 - February 24, 2011 - At anchor near Deception Island; Whalers Bay, Deception Island, Antarctic

A lot of our guests joined the walk up to the top of the hill, from where they had an absolutely stunning view over Whalers Bay.

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Day 5 - February 25, 2011 - Cuverville Island & Port Lockroy

Parallel to this landing, we were taking our guests to nearby Jougla Point in Wiencke Island, where they visited a colony of Blue-eyed shags and Gentoo penguins.

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Day 6 - February 26, 2011 - Peterman Island & Port Charcot zodiac cruise

These seals are very distinctive – having very pale, nearly silver fur, long narrow snouts and short whiskers.

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Day 7 - February 27, 2011 - Neko Harbour, Gerlache Strait

The last two Zodiacs ferrying guests back to the ship had spotted a leopard seal and now it decided to investigate my Zodiac.

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Day 8 - February 28, 2011 - Brown BLuff

Before getting our views of Adelies however, we had to negotiate the gauntlet of fur seals – nearly a hundred of them spread out along the beach area, a few of them with some serious “tude” (attitude).

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Day 9 - March 1, 2011 - Drake Passage

Shortly after I finished my lecture, our executive chef, Marcus de Jong gave a cooking demonstration in the Panorama Lounge.

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Day 10 - March 2, 2011 - At sea

These guests have been particularly spoilt, however, as both their Drake Crossings have been particularly smooth.

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