Voyage 7822

Round-trip Ushuaia

 

 

Day 1 - November 30, 2008 - Departing Ushuaia

We went up on deck to enjoy beautiful views of this city “at the end of the world” as it receded into the distance and we entered the Beagle Channel ...


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Day 2 - December 1, 2008 - At Sea

Out on deck, guests were able to see the many seabirds that were now accompanying the ship including several Wandering Albatrosses...


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Day 3 - December 2, 2008 - Day At Sea And South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

Aticho – Barrientos Island is a small, beautiful island surrounded by dramatically sharp rock spires and steeples...


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Day 4 - December 3, 2008 - Attempts At Paulet Island, Stahlberg Cove In Active Sound, And The Argentinean Base Esperanza In Hope Bay

This morning, our plan was to approach Paulet Island, located just southeast of Dundee Island and Antarctic Sound...


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Day 5 - December 4, 2008 - Attempted Landings At Yankee Harbour, Half Moon Island, And Whaler’S Bay (Deception Island)

Later in the afternoon, we headed towards Whaler’s Bay at Deception Island...


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Day 6 - December 5, 2008 - Cape Renard & Vernadsky Station

We arrived at Cape Renard at 9:00am and headed off on a magnificent Zodiac tour of the cape and its bays...


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Day 7 - December 6, 2008 - Neko Harbor & Cuverville Island

As we approached shore, we were amazed to see the multitude of ‘penguin highways’ leading from the shore up the snow hill to the scattered gentoo penguin rookeries...


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Day 8 - December 7, 2008 - Port Lockroy, Wiencke Island Paradise Bay

We could hear the ice cracking at intervals and occasional chunks falling off and were grateful that we were at a safe distance...


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Day 9 - December 8, 2008 - Pleneau And Peterman Islands; Dorian Bay

As we travelled along Neumayer Channel, a shout went up. Whales!! Two blows could be seen dead ahead, about half a mile away. The ship slowly edged towards them...


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Day 10 - December 9, 2008 - Day At Sea, Drake Passage

The Captain also gave us his take on the Drake Passage crossing that lay ahead...


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Day 11 - December 10, 2008 - At Sea

All onboard were happy to awake this morning to calmer seas and the sight of the sun...


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