Voyage 7904

Round-trip Ushuaia

 

 

Day 1 - February 9, 2009 - Ushuaia Embarkation

We cruised smoothly down the Beagle Channel with its rolling green hills on both sides ...


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Day 2 - February 10, 2009 - At Sea, Heading Ne, In The Northern Southern Ocean

After leaving the sheltered waters of the Beagle Channel, we went right into our first full day at sea, sailing across the Lemaire Strait ...


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Day 3 - February 11, 2009 - West Point Island & Carcass Island In The Falkland Islands

We had arrived. The first landing was full of adventure ...


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Day 4 - February 12, 2009 - Stanley, Falkland Islands

Once cleared by Customs, we had a Zodiac shuttle to the shore where everyone could spend their time at leisure in the colourful little town ...


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Day 5 - February 13, 2009 - Scotia Sea, En Route To South Georgia

Visibility was good, and the clouds eventually cleared to leave us with a blue sky ...


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Day 6 - February 14, 2009 - At Sea, Between The Falkland Islands And South Georgia Island

Earlier in the morning, our eyes were also focused on the horizon to be rewarded just after midday with the sighting of our first icebergs of the voyage ...


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Day 7 - February 15, 2009 - Grytviken And Stromness

Today would have been Shackleton's 135th birthday - our visit had been perfectly timed ...


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Day 8 - February 16, 2009 - St. Andrews Bay, Gold Harbour And Drygalski Fjord Transit

This morning there were a few thousand king penguins on the beach of St. Andrews Bay to greet us ...


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Day 9 - February 17, 2009 - At Sea

The opening of the Atlantic took the Falkland Islands with South America and in the process rotated them 180° ...


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Day 10 - February 18, 2009 - At Sea, En Route To Antarctica

A glimpse of what the first explorers had to endure ...


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Day 11 - February 19, 2009 - Elephant Island

Before noon, we could already see Elephant Island in the distance ...


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Day 12 - February 20, 2009 - Brown Bluff And Paulet Island

This continental landing was spectacular in every sense. The fine weather allowed the grandeur of these cliffs to be exhibited in all its glory ...


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Day 13 - February 21, 2009 - Half Moon Island And Whalers Bay (Deception Island), Antarctica

We went on a great walk up to “Neptune's window”, where on a clear day you can see the peninsula ...


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Day 14 - February 22, 2009 - Neko Harbour, Gerlache Strait, Lemaire Channel And Drake Passage

Some ventured along the foreshore of Neko Harbour towards the glacier where, at a safe distance from the calving ice face ...


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Day 15 - February 23, 2009 - At Sea En Route To Ushuaia

We are streaking to the North while sharing memories of our adventures in the Sub-Antarctic Islands and Antarctic Peninsula ...


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Day 16 - February 24, 2009 - At Sea

David told the story of the current Prince's great-great-grandfather, Prince Albert I, who had devoted his life to the study on marine geology and oceanography ...


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