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A christmas day across the Drake Passage

Door: Jordi Plana Morales

The whole day was characterized by variable winds and weather. The  growing swell of the treacherous Drake Passage waters charged their  seasickness toll on many of us. Despite enjoying great sailing ...

Leaving Ushuaia

Door: Ghostwriter

Our trip came to an end in Ushuaia.  It took some time to adjust to the life on dry land - facing challenges such as having a bathroom which was bigger than our entire cabin, uninterrupted sleep, and being able to walk...

Final thoughts of a city dweller

Door: Per Christiaan

Phew! It's finally over. Over a month cramped in a vessel filled with   horrible people, boring days and desolate landscapes devoid of life is   over and I can finally return home -  Is what I would like to...

Lost and found

Door: Wieger Homan

Very often during this trip I thought I lost my gear, my blog (where are they gone, I must have hit   the wrong button), the course of the ship, the hole in the door to fixate it, my equilibrium, my confidence...

december 2018

Crossing the Antarctic Convergence zone

Door: Jordi Plana Morales

After reducing sail late last night, we kept sailing at a good speed  until the wind, slowly but steadily decreased by the early morning,  following the forecast we already studied.  First, on those easing...

Leaving Ushuaia

Door: Jordi Plana Morales

A quiet Christmas night preceded a fantastic day sailing along the  Beagle Channel.  The activities started while we were still alongside, with the Mate’s  safety instructions and abandon ship drill...

Arrival to the Beagle Channel

Door: Jordi Plana Morales

With the wind veering and now blowing strong straight from the West, we   leave behind the mythical Cape Horn far out of sight on our portside and   we are heading Northwards towards the Beagle Channel. On this...

Wot No Penguins?

Door: Ghostwriter in the Storm, Deception Island

Wot No Penguins? We have been educated on the finer points of penguins by an excellent   talk from the equally excellent Jordi about these bizarre birds. Most of   us were good students and listened...

Another day on the Drake

Door: Jordi Plana Morales

Another day in the Drake Passage that didn’t bring anything new   regarding weather, wind and sea conditions.  During the early morning the wind just veered slightly, blowing form WSW   to W-ly. With...