Special Edition Antarctica Part 3

Antarctica “Great God! This is an awful place.” Robert Falcon Scott, referring to the South Pole We had not actually been on the Antarctic continent itself until we reached Orne Harbour on the 6th day. This was a major milestone for us as this was our 7th continent and the biggest challenge, we had to climb…

Special Edition Antarctica Part 2

Peterman’s Island and Pleneau Bay The 5th day of the trip will always be remembered as the day we saw Orcas, the biggest species of dolphins and the most dangerous predator in the sea. This was followed by an incredible scenic walk on Peterman’s Island which is hard to describe, this was also the most…

Special Edition Antarctica Part 1

The 7th continent, the Antarctica is twice the size of Australia and its surrounded by the Southern Ocean, one of the coldest, deepest and stormiest in the world. The Drake Passage is the only way from South America to reach the Antarctic Peninsula and the waves can become up to 18 meters there. We were…

El Fin del Mundo

The trip to Ushuaia from Santiago was spectacular and terrifying, the landing in Buenos Aires was one of the scariest we have ever done as we came in fast and hard in wet conditions and there was a real fear that we would not stop in time. I am sure that the pilots had everything…

ANTARCTICA

Tomorrow we fly to Ushuaia, the southern most city in the world and the starting point for our 10 day cruise to the Antarctic. Since booking this as a last minute deal in October we have had many discussions about what we will see and what to expect. We have had also many talks about…

In Vino Veritas

To spend a few warm days at the sea we decided to visit Valparaiso, which is around 110 km Northwest of Santiago. The second half of the 19th century the city was a major stopover for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by crossing the Straits of Magellan and it was known by…

Up a Volcano

It was time to start our journey back north heading to Santiago, and on the way we decided to stop in Puerto Varas which is a small village in an area called the Lake District. Although small it is a place which offers a lot of activities like kayaking, hiking, horse riding andskiing. Just over…