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Author Archives: Rolf Stange

Peninsula de Taitao – 30 March 2018

After the sunny hikes on the Isla Jungfrauen, we had to wait out yet another day while the storm was raging out there on open sea. It was pouring rain for most of the day, so the on-board cinema was … Continue reading

Harberton – 07 February 2018

As much as we longed to get ashore after almost a week on the boat, the land did not want us today. We knew the sound of the wind good enough, so I did not even have to leave my … Continue reading

Tierra del Fuego – 05 February 2018

Land! What a pleasure, after 5 days at sea. Cape Horn is far off in the west – the wind was just not right to go any closer to it. For the moment, the wind has, at least, taken a … Continue reading

Drake-Passage – 04 Februar 2018

Anyone who might have thought that we had had our share of wind, water and waves had to realise that the Drake Passage still had some more in stock for us when the wind just kept getting stronger yesterday afternoon. … Continue reading

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

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