Voyage 7821

Round-trip Ushuaia

 

 

Day 1 - November 14, 2008 - Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

At 3 p.m., we walked the gangway to come aboard the Prince Albert II...


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Day 2 - November 15, 2008 - At Sea, En Route To The Falkland Islands

In the morning at breakfast, we were captivated by giant petrels and albatrosses as they soared past The Restaurant’s large picture windows...


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Day 3 - November 16, 2008 - West Point & Carcass Islands, Falkland Islands

On arrival at the other side of the island, we plunged down through narrow alleys of tall tussock grass (highways for penguins) towards the cliffs...


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Day 4 - November 17, 2008 - Stanley, Falkland Islands

Buildings of note in Stanley include Christ Church Cathedral – more than 100 years old with an imposing whalebone archway...


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Day 5 - November 18, 2008 - At Sea, Between Falkland Islands And South Georgia

Out on deck just after breakfast, our first customer for the morning… a dark shape not far off the bow materializes into a 6+metre leviathan ...


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Day 6 - November 19, 2008 - At Sea (En Route To South Georgia)

During Rob’s talk, at 1053, the bridge called out to inform us we had spotted our first iceberg lurking on the horizon ...


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Day 7 - November 20, 2008 - Salisbury Plain, Stromness And Grytviken (King Edward Point) – South Georgia

At the landing site, a big group of giant petrels sat on the water and huge elephant seals appeared from the waves ...


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Day 8 - November 21, 2008 - South Georgia

Today we had quite an early start. At 4 am we were arriving to St. Andrews Bay for a...


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Day 9 - November 22, 2008 - At Sea, En Route To The South Orkney Islands

The winds remained strong as we sailed the open ocean ...


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Day 10 - November 22, 2008 - At Sea, Between South Georgia & Elephant Island

At 9am, we reached our second possible landing site of the day, off Shingle Cove, Coronation Island, South Orkney Islands. We tried to drop anchor there, but it proved impossible ...


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Day 11 - November 13, 2008 - Elephant Island

The ship anchored just off Point Lookout and a scout boat went out to look ...


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Day 12 - November 24, 2008 - Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

Brown Bluff – a spectacular englacial volcanic cone that towers 745 metres over a rocky beach ...


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Day 13 - November 26, 2008 - Whalers' Bay Deception Island

Through the night, in relatively calm sea, we made our way across the Bransfield Strait from...


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Day 14 - November 27, 2008 - Almirante Brown

This was to be our last day on the Antarctic Peninsula. We were met in the very early morning by a...


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Day 15 - November 28, 2008 - At Sea In The Drake Passage

This morning, we woke up quite renewed after a complete and good night’s sleep. This welcome rest, after a...


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Day 16 - November 29, 2008 - At Sea En Route To Ushuaia, Argentina

We woke today to bright sunshine. Thankfully, the calm sea conditions had lasted all night long, and we all got a...


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