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Across the Southern Ocean

Part 7 of 7

A last day through ice, not too much of it, and two more days in lovely weather, which could clearly not last forever, so the strong winds and rough seas did not come as a surprise then. At Campbell Island, winds up to solid hurricane force (up to 84 knots observed) blew every realistic thought of a landing away, for the moment the island remains a shadow behind the surf, a future dream for another occasion. The presence is 5-7 m waves and many, many seabirds.

Finally, the rolling hills of Stewart Island are coming into view, some more waypoints, the pilot boat, and we are turning into the port of Bluff. 6224 nautical miles sailing distance from Ushuaia to Bluff are now completed, an antarctic odyssey is over.

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To gallery:   Ushuaia   To the south polar circle   Antarctic Peninsula to the Ross Sea   In the Ross Sea   McMurdo Sound   Cape Adare   Across the Southern Ocean

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