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HomeTri­plogs & pho­to gal­le­riesAnt­ar­c­ti­ca 2014/15Ross Sea 2015 → Gal­lery 7: Across the Sou­thern Oce­an

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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