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Author Archives: Rolf Stange

Drake-Passage – 31 January – 03 Februar 2018

31 January – 03 Februar 2018 – We have seen a lot of water and many, many waves since we left Antarctica 3 days ago. On the first day at sea, we could enjoy the rather rare phenomenon of a … Continue reading

Melchior Islands – 31 January 2018

The expedition rooster wakes us up a bit earler than normally. The weather forecast for the Drake-Passage suggests an early departure, but we do not want to miss the opportunity to step on antarctic ground one more time and to … Continue reading

Port Lockroy – 29/30 January 2018

29/30 January 2018 – Nothing at all happens on Monday. Wind, wind, wind. No chance to get to the real penguins which are just a few hundred metres away, so at least we talk about them in theory. But this … Continue reading

Paradise Harbour – Port Lockroy – 28 January 2018

Sailing into Paradise Harbour is a slightly monochrome dream of land and sea, mountains and glaciers, icebergs and islands. Everywhere seals on the ice. Some whales here and there. The whalers gave Paradise Harbour its name for a good reason. … Continue reading

Wilhelmina Bay – Waterboat Point – 27 January 2018

We leave the lovely bay with the whaling ship Guvernoren after two nights and continue to the south. The water in Wilhelmina Bay is lying like a mirror, the sun is warming us through a thin cover of clouds and … Continue reading

Enterprise Island – 26 January 2018

The idea was to spend a full day at Enterprise Island. Making a nice excursion and finding some antarctic quietness and solitude. Initially, it appeared to be quite grey outside, so we made a relaxed start in the morning, but … Continue reading

Enterprise Island – 25 January 2018

It had been quite a ride down south in Bransfield and Gerlache Straits yesterday. Starting with calm waters and whales, we got wind and waves later in the day. It was beautiful to wake up in peace and silence. Little … Continue reading

Yankee Harbour – 23 January 2018

A little bit tired from the anchor watch, but very happy with our Deception Island experience, we lifted the anchor and set course for Greenwich Island, further northeast in the South Shetlands. It was a beautiful passage, mostly under sails, … Continue reading

Deception Island – 22 January 2018

We have been more thorough with Deception Island than ever before. Starting with a rather spontaneous opportunity to visit the Argentine Base Decepcion. Station visits are such a thing, sometimes you feel that they are not really motivated to have … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Drake-Passage – 20 January 2018

Wind and weather are always big news here. Sometimes the wind is stronger, sometimes it takes a rest. Never fully gone, never blowing up to a real storm. Earlier today, it was a bit stronger again, 25-30 knots (force 6-7), … Continue reading

Drake-Passage – 18-19 January 2018

18-19 January 2018 – So now we are really on the way! On Wednesday, we cruised through the Beagle Channel again, and we reached the open sea on Thursday during the early morning hours. Since then, we have had everything … Continue reading

Ushuaia, Beagle Channel – 17 January 2018

While I am writing this (17 January during the morning), preparations for our second and final departure (and for lunch) are well on their way, so we should be moving out soon 🙂     Beagle Channel – Shut up, … Continue reading

Beagle Channel – 16 January 2018

Everything is much more personal on such a small ship – including the offical part, so we went altogether after breakfast to the immigration authorities to say officially goodbye to Argentina. That did not take much time, and soon we … Continue reading

Antarctic Cruise with SY Anne-Margaretha – Travel Blog here

There is a blog for our current voyage to Antarctica with the two-mast sailing ship SY Anne-Margaretha. Please click here to visit the blog! Reports will start in the next few days and will be transmitted via satellite to the … Continue reading

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