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Day 25 February 16th

Day 25

Friday, February 16th

Crossing the Drake Passage: Day 2

After breakfast this morning, we were given a bonus!  We made good time through the Drake Passage so the Captain got permission from the keeper at the Chilean station to do a ship cruise of the area and so we sailed around Cape Horn!  383 more words

Day 24 February 15th

Day 24th

Thursday, February 15th

Crossing the Drake Passage: Day 1

Today we are in the middle of crossing the Drake Passage.  It is a little over 600 miles wide from South America’s Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. 1,787 more words

How To: Survive (and thrive) on the Drake Passage

Crossing the Drake.

For the vast majority of intrepid travellers venturing to Antarctica, crossing the infamous Drake is a but a necessary evil. Sure, there are fly-cruise-fly options that’d allow you to bypass this unforgivable stretch of sea, but unless you have oodles and oodles of money to burn, it is unlikely that this will be an achievable option. 850 more words


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