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Antarctica expedition January 16th 2019

Welcome to the community page Antarctica expedition January 16th 2019

Welcome on board Europa for our first Antarctic expedition in 2018!

Some people become interested in the North and South Pole after reading about the voyages of Willem Barentz and Shackleton. Others are more fascinated by the rich wildlife or the beauty of the unspoilt natural environment. Antarctica is one of the oldest continents on our planet, but man has always been unable to live here because of its extremely cold climate. It is the last great wilderness on Earth. A couple of thousand researchers spend the southern summer living in several research stations. During the southern winter, that number dwindles to less than 1,000. When winter grips this great, white desert, tourist activity is no longer possible.

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Carlos · 1 day

Hi! I'm Carlos, I got the last berth last week! I'm very happy to join this adventure! I'm from Argentina, but from the center, the flat and green "Pampa", far away from the sea and the cold patagonia, but now living in Buenos Aires. I don't have any experience sailing, but this will be a great chance to start and learn! If you have any question regarding the country (places to visit, to go) or whatever, let me know! See you soon!

Rita · 4 days

Hello everyone. I’ve just managed to find my boots for the journey so too late to hire them as now offered. I’m travelling from Harwich the home of two of the British Ant Arctic research ships that are now on their way for their summer research. I’ve tall shipped before and I think it might be addictive. Looking forward to meeting you all for some challenging and exciting times. Just off to buy my merino wool vests before they all sell out!

Bark EUROPA · 5 days

Dear sailors, Although we can imagine that this offer will be too late for you, we have a new service to offer! We have started a new cooperation with New Headings who rent out active outdoor gear to prepare travellers for their trip of a lifetime. Bark EUROPA Antarctica Gear rents all the outer layers necessary to stay protected against the wind and the water during your Antarctica Expedition. You can place your order on the website and they will make sure to deliver the gear to you on arrival on board in Ushuaia and collect it again on board Bark EUROPA at the end of your voyage. You can place your order until 5 days before arrival in Ushuaia. Please have a look on the following website: Please note that New Headings is the party to answer any questions or handle complaints. You can find their contact details on the website

Sophie · 1 week

Hey guys, we are Charlotte (34) and Sophie (28). We are friends from the Netherlands and we know eachother from another Dutch tall ship. We are looking forward to explore "the end of the world"! We just finalised our flightschedule, looking forward to meet you all! Charlotte & Sophie.

Tom · 2 weeks

Can't wait!

Guenther · 3 weeks

Hey guys, my name is Günther (31) from Austria(next to Germany). Im so happy to join this amazing trip. My flight goes from Munich(12Jan.) over Amsterdam,Buenos Aires (Airport change) to Ushuaia. Im a little bit worried about the airport change. Do You have some tips for me ? (Taxi,shuttle??) Many Thanks! See you guys!

Elke · 1 month

Hubert Hello to all the sailors. My name is Hubert, I am a pensioner and I discovered this sailing trip at the ITB 2017 in Berlin. My wife Elke, she is a general medicine doctor, has been wishing to sail around Cape Horn for many years. Then I booked this tour, which had to remain secret until her birthday. The surprise was perfect. We are very curious what to expect. It will definitely be different than a Caribbean cruise. The joy is great to meet all of you in Ushuaia.

Bark EUROPA · 1 month

Dear Sailors, We noticed a few errors in our travel documents that are provided in the community page. We have now updated all files under ‘travel information’, please have a look to check it out! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us via TEAM BARK EUROPA

Paul · 1 month

Paul and Debbie here. We first heard about Bark Europa to Antarctica on a voyage across the Atlantic last year on another tall ship; Oosterchelde. We are very excited to be joining you on this adventure and have been planning for months.

Charles · 1 month

My name is Charles Colvin. I live in Perth Western Australia. My son, John, who lives in France and I are looking forward to meeting our fellow ship-mates and to the adventure of sailing on board Bark Europa to Antarctica. We heard about the Bark Europa from Jelte Hibma who I met on another sailing adventure on a Scilly Isles pilot cutter in southern England in 2017.

Alexander · 1 month

Hi fellow sailors My name is Alex and I'm living with my family close to Berne, Switzerland. My friend Erwin and me decided to go to Antarctica together more than 8 years ago. Now it really looks, that our dream seems to come true. I'm looking forward to meet you all on the Europa in January. I've got a bit respect from all the tasks on the bark, for I don't have a lot of sailing experience but at least ?im used to low temperatures… See you in Ushuaia, Alex

Steffen · 1 month

Hi fellow sailors, my name is Steve and I'm currently on the Big Island of Hawaii awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Lane. So far so good. I'm a recently retired geophysicist, a profession that took me all over the world. Antarctica, however, has been beckoning most of my life, and I'm so looking forward to this journey with kindred people. See you all in Ushaia!

Chris · 1 month

Hi All fellow sailors. My name is Chris and I'm currently living in Tasmania. I first went aboard Europa some years ago when she docked in Hobart - little did I know then that I would be travelling to Antarctica aboard her! So excited to do this trip and to sharing it with all of you. I'm a soil scientist (retired) by profession and enjoy nothing more than travelling the world seeing new places (the wilder the better) and meeting new people. Currently winter here in Tassie and I'm cold so I might have to organise some warmer gear before I leave. Looking forward to meeting you all in Ushuaia.

Bark EUROPA · 1 month

Dear sailors, welcome to the community page! This community is for all of you joining us for one our January 16th Antarctica Expedition. We look forward to welcoming you on board! Please use this page to get in contact with each other before you come on board. Under the travel information you will find several documents with information to help you with your preparations. We are currently working on a detailed packing list, which we will post as soon as possible. Enjoy! Team Bark EUROPA

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