Monthly Archives: January 2014

Great sailing, cheeky waves and lots of whales!

After a long stint under motor with too little wind leaving Antarctica, we have been honking along for the last 24 hours. Average speed is around 8.5 knots. Just 60 nautical miles south of Cape Horn, the sea is looking … Continue reading

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Music to my ears!

Good morning everyone! and what a fine morning too after a slow night we are cruising along like a bat out of hell at speed of 10 knots! With fairly flat seas and 25 knots of breeze it’s not hard … Continue reading

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Flying at 9 knots

So yesterday the time was finally upon us and it was time to go north, so at an unusual start of 0600 (for us anyway – the light nights have been confusing our body clocks immensely ) we dropped all … Continue reading

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Heading north!

And so we’re heading north. It’s been a hell of a ride all the way down here, 11000 miles covered and distance and time wise we’re at the half way point and turning the bows towards the relative warmth. But … Continue reading

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Ode to a Gentoo

As promised, here is the Ode to a Gentoo poem that I read out on fake Burns Night. It was written by the whole of the Port Lockroy contingency! Fair fa’ your orange beakie face Great chieftan o’ the penguin … Continue reading

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Velero Elinca

Yesterday was our Sunday. After a rather sociable night on Pelagic Australis with skipper Magnus, a crew of Russians and the Ukrainian scientists from Vernadsky Base we gave ourselves a day off. It was a day to be safely tied … Continue reading

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Elinca’s southern-most point

All woken this morning as the wind forecast for later in the day had got up earlier and we had to move fast to get out of the way of icebergs moving towards us. Our unbelievable blue skies yesterday had … Continue reading

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Adventure2013 Leg 4 Video Rio to Ushuaia

The Leg 4 video Rio to Ushuaia is here!

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Leg 5 Photos 14 – last one!!

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“A feast of wildlife delights!”

Hello all! Todays blog is going to pick up from where we left you yesterday, on our first blue sky day with spirits high and cameras snapping. After a final burst of frantic postcard writing the mail was dropped off … Continue reading

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