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Following seas

Door: Jordi Plana Morales

21st March 2018  SCOTIA SEA.  Big following seas keep the Europa uncomfortably rolling overnight and for most of the day. Changing winds also kept us busy and paying attention to the weather developments....


Door: Jordi Plana Morales

19th March 2018 SCOTIA SEA. Sailing to South Georgia with the wind on our back  Light winds and big swell characterize the dark hours of the early morning. A look at the dark sky reveals ghostly white shadows flying...

Starting our way to South Georgia

Door: Jordi Plana Morales

16th March 2018 ELEPHANT ISLAND and starting our way to South Georgia   Fair winds from last night didn’t last long, and soon turn out to be variable and weaker, blowing from several directions at between 3...

Crossing the Bransfield Strait

Door: Jordi Plana Morales

Cold and dry S-ly winds started as a light breeze during last evening, while we tried to get deeper into the Antarctic Sound, just to be stopped by thick pack ice. By now the desolate Weddell Sea shut its ways-in under a...

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A day of rolling

Door: Jordi Plana Morales

20th March 2018 SCOTIA SEA. Day of rolling and sailhandling on passing squalls  The whole journey is been characterized by the relative good weather, sunny spells and numerous widely scattered showers whooshing over...

Sailing to South Georgia

Door: Jordi Plana Morales

18th March 2018  Sailing to South Georgia,  under variable winds and seas, dealing with squalls and Low Pressure systems passing over our heads   After the good weather and seas from yesterday, it...

Egrets, we've had a few

Door: James MacDuff

But regrets? Too few to mention really. It would have been nice if the pesky Argentinians had not been "busy" for three days and allowed us to visit their base and stamp our passports. It would have been nice if the pack ice...

South Shetland Islands

Door: Jordi Plana Morales

Under two anchors Europa pulled through last night’s strong winds and big seas. But slowly they ease down and by the morning blue skies take a peek through the clouds and swell seems to have been decreasing. Probably...

Madder Cliffs-Kinnes Cove

Door: Jordi Plana Morales

Braving the icy conditions and last night blustery winds, Europa made her way at slow pace towards the West Coast of Joinville Island, where a little shelter from the storm could be found. Slowly the conditions improve, and at...