Voyage 7902

Round-trip Ushuaia

 

 

Day 1 - January 18, 2009 - Ushuaia, Argentina

The weather was fine, and Ushuaia looked so lovely, nestled between all those tall mountains. We could see Mount Olivia ...


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Day 2 - January 19, 2009 - At Sea, Far From Land, In The Northern Drake Passage

We went right into our first full day at sea, sailing across the renowned Drake Passage ...


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Day 3 - January 20, 2009 - At Sea, Heading Into The Protected Waters Of The South Shetland Islands

We are getting some marvellous views of the Antarctic continent itself bathed in golden sunlight ...


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Day 4 - January 21, 2009 - Cuverville Island And Neko Harbour, Antarctica

Going past Gentoo Penguins on an ice floe who kept us amused at their antics: trying to jump up onto the iceberg and flinging themselves off again ...


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Day 5 - January 22, 2009 - Danco Coast, Antarctic Continent

This stunningly beautiful land continues to amaze us with its epic natural grandeur as well as inquisitive, unique animals not seen anywhere else on Earth ...


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Day 6 - January 23, 2009 - Lermair Channel Transit; Pleneau Bay, Booth Island; Yalour Islands

We saw a leopard seal resting on a small ice floe, an elephant seal, and many birds including Antarctic terns, Kelp gulls and Wilson’s storm petrels ...


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Day 7 - January 24, 2009 - Portal Point; Neumayer Channel

Those who were first ashore also had a close encounter with a somewhat frisky Antarctic Fur Seal ...


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Day 8 - January 25, 2009 - Port Lockroy And Jougla Point, Dorian Bay

It is hard to imagine the size of an animal that can be over 30 meters long, but standing besides vertebrae that stand 1 meter high, we can start to grasp the concept ...


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Day 9 - January 26, 2009 - South Shetland Islands

The most courageous of our fellow travellers took advantage of the volcanically heated water at the shoreline and plunged into the water ...


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Day 10 - January 27, 2009 - At Sea, Heading North In The Drake Passage

Many guests were treated to a great display of hourglass dolphins, which were leaping right clear of the waves while surfing the stern wake of the vessel ...


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Day 11 - January 28, 2009 - At Sea, Crossing The Drake Passage From Antarctica To Ushuaia

We have been changed by the vast wilderness and hopefully we will all go back as ambassadors for Antarctica ...


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