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The Crossing

The Crossing is a right of passage. It is the E-ticket you purchase to enter the waters of Antarctica. It is preceded by the gentle waters of the Beagle Chanel. 220 more words

The Last Continent

The Port of Ushuaia, the southernmost city on our planet, wears a busy look today, hosting no less than five ocean-worthy vessels on this glorious afternoon. 2,642 more words


Birds during Drake Passage

Jan. 7th our ship crossed from the end of South America (Cape Horn) to Antarctica – using the DRAKE PASSAGE.  We were at sea in open water and there were birds following the back of the ship. 33 more words

Travel Photos

Day 18, 19, 20 - Crossing The Drake Passage and Journey's End (Jan 7, 8, and 9, 2018)

Sea Day. Got an hour long, fascinating tour of the bridge from Captain Adam. Cool technology on this ship, especially after the drydock, but still, human eyes not yet replaceable, especially in regions that are poorly charted and have ice. 237 more words

The Drake Shake

On our voyage, we will be traveling along the rough seas of the southern ocean, where stormy weather and vicious high winds are guaranteed. Perhaps it’s a warning that the climate you are about to enter is not kind natured, something to deter those first explorers. 283 more words

Subtle giants

A highlight of a Drake Passage crossing for me are usually the albatrosses behind the ship. Most common are the Black-browed Albatrosses. Other species regularly seen are the Grey-headed Albatross and the huge Southern Royal and Wandering Albatrosses with their wingspan of over 3.5 meters. 80 more words



Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Drake Passage. 12 more words