Voyage 7824

Round-trip Ushuaia

 

 

Day 1 - December 22, 2008 - Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

In early afternoon everyone embarked Prince Albert II as she lay tied up alongside the municipal wharf in Ushuaia, Argentina ...


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Day 2 - December 23, 2008 - At Sea

Sheltered from the wind, it was hard to believe it was the Drake Passage we were crossing ...


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Day 3 - December 24, 2008 - At Sea And Aitcho Island

We would be able to make landfall in the afternoon at Barrientos, in the Aitcho Islands group ...


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Day 4 - December 25, 2008 - Neko Harbour & Almirante Brown

At 0900am, we boarded the Zodiacs for our first landing of the day – Neko Harbour. We landed on a black pebble beach ...


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Day 5 - December 26, 2008 - Port Lockroy, Lemaire Channel & Vernadsky Station

Soon after 8am, our morning entertainment continued, with Rick, Port Lockroy Station Manager, making a short presentation on the history of Port Lockroy and the work of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust ...


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Day 6 - December 27, 2008 - Cape Renard And Cuverville Island

Mountain peaks towered above us and were topped with thick icing-like snow cover, made even more brilliant by the backdrop of deep blue sky ...


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Day 7 - December 28, 2008 - Cierva Cove And Mikkelsen Harbour, Gerlache Strait, Antarctica

While exploring the bays and coves, we saw a collection of wildlife – a Weddell seal haul out, kelp gull chicks and plenty of terns ...


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Day 8 - December 29, 2008 - Brown Bluff And Paulet Island

As we made our final approach, it was evident that the 20,000+ Adelies we had seen this morning was going to be surpassed by some 190,000 ...


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Day 9 - December 30, 2008 - Deception Island – Whaler’s Bay and Baily’s Head

The penguin colony was indeed spectacular in its numbers. Thousands of penguins coming in and out of the water and commuting back and forth to and from their nests were an overwhelming sight ...


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Day 10 - December 31, 2008 - At Sea, En Route To Ushuaia

What a perfect way to end not only this amazing Antarctic expedition, but also the year 2008 ...


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Day 11 - January 1, 2009 - At Sea & Arrival In Ushuaia

We picked up a pilot at about 1:30 p.m. to guide us the remaining four hours into Ushuaia ...


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