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Antarctica: What’s there after the end of the world?


Going to Antarctica was neither planned nor budgeted in our travel plans. We were supposed to reach Ushuaia, then turn around and drive back to Alaska. 702 more words


The Drake Passage - Getting to Antarctica

Have you heard about the Drake? And no not, the rapper, but the most tumultuous seas you’ve ever experienced…

Well we were fortunate as we experienced the “Drake Lake”, with some of the calmest seas one could hope for during a two day open water crossing. 344 more words


Falkland Islands or Islas Malvinas?

Saturday, February 25, 2017

We are sailing the Drake Passage on our way to the Falkland Islands, or, if you are Argentine, Islas Malvinas. It’s foggy and a bit windier today. 475 more words

Crystal Cruises


Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Southwest Indian ridge.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Drake Passage.

5.1 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines. 10 more words


Return across Drake Passage

6th & 7th January 2017

I opted for anti seasickness tablets rather than the patch for the return trip across the Drake at Jelte’s bar-side medical dispensary, and happy I did. 921 more words


Day 10: The Drake Passage

December 27, 2016

The voyage back across the Drake Passage was significantly rougher than our previous trip, but it was still on the milder side according to those in the know on the ship.  296 more words

Grosvenor Teacher Fellows

I haven't turned into a Popsicle yet.

This global transportation bottleneck some 600 miles wide marks the convergence of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Southern Oceans. Its volatility, where the waves, winds, and currents all seemingly conspire against any intrepid adventurers, is due to the Drake’s position as a zone of climactic transition; the Passage divides the the cool, sub-polar conditions of the southernmost bits of South America from the frigid, polar regions of Antarctica.

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