A key chapter in the remarkable story of Ernest Shackleton’s failed Antarctic expedition and home to a huge number of King Penguins, South Georgia Island is top of our list for places we want to visit!
When we woke up on the morning of day 7, we were very anxious to hear the morning announcement and whether it would include plans to go below the Antarctic Circle as planned. As our Expedition Leader, Rinie, told us the weather and winds were favorable and spoke the words, “please join us on the […]
We awoke the sixth day of our Antarctic Voyage newly engaged to find the normally spectacular Lemaire Channel covered with low-hanging clouds. Our heads were equally cloudy following the late night barbeque and dancing celebration of our engagement the previous day at Neko Harbour and we enjoyed a slow start to another action-packed day. At […]
Before Heather and I set off on this trip, I had it in my mind to propose to her sometime during our time in South America. Originally, I thought this might be when we reached the southernmost part of the American continent in Ushuaia. As we were traveling through Patagonia, though, we began putting together […]
After some 2 1/2 days on the unusually calm Drake Passage, we awoke the third day to find icebergs outside our window and snow-covered mountains in sight. Land at last! Screams could be heard from neighboring cabins as the excitement built – this would be our first landing in Antarctica! As we approached our first […]
Visiting Antarctica was always a dream Heather and I both had, but something we never actually thought we would be doing. Luckily, we found ourselves at the right place and the right time when we arrived in Ushuaia, Argentina in early March. Ushuaia is the main point of departure for Antarctic cruises which run during […]
Today, we set sail on the MV Plancius expedition ship through rough, cold waters for Antarctica! We consider ourselves extremely lucky to be visiting this last frontier – The Great White Continent – and will no doubt have a lot of stories to tell. Unfortunately, we will have no access to the internet for the […]