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Decep­ti­on Island – 21 Janu­ary 2018

Yip­pie – the Dra­ke-Pas­sa­ge is behind us! Last night, we sai­led bet­ween Smith and Snow Islands into Brans­field Strait. Not that life was much bet­ter the­re. Wind force 6-7 direct­ly on the nose – of cour­se. So we went for Decep­ti­on Island, the nea­rest shel­ter available. Win­dy, but pro­tec­ted from the big waves of the open sea. Yes, win­dy! Up to a good 40 knots (that is whe­re force 9 starts).

Gal­lery – Decep­ti­on Island – 21 Janu­ary 2018

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

So it was real­ly gre­at to be an a small sai­ling boat that can enter a small bay such as Stancomb Cove and drop anchor the­re in per­fect shel­ter. We could enjoy a good meal tog­e­ther and a love­ly hike in the moon-like vol­ca­nic land­scape. It was pret­ty wild, with hori­zon­tal snow­fall and low clouds abo­ve the dark, com­ple­te­ly bar­ren land. Stun­ning.

And now, in the evening, good spi­rits on board. A good meal, a nice glass with it. The ship well shel­te­red at anchor. See what tomor­row brings!

last modification: 2018-02-07 · copyright: Rolf Stange