Monthly Archives: February 2014

Elinca’s made the news!!!!!

Head to the centre pages of this Falklands Newspaper! pnfull

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Visiting Prince Olav

It’s easy to appreciate why the natural harbour of Stromness Bay was the selected site for three whaling stations. The bay itself contains three inner sanctums, each with its own small natural harbour. Each provides protection from the harsher winds … Continue reading

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Shackleton’s Walk

It was peacefully still when we woke up in Husvik with a view to the old whaling station. The sky was blue and the sun was out. There was a fur seal frolicking in the water just next to the … Continue reading

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200,000 Penguins

We didn’t have a great night’s sleep in Moltke Harbour. The katabatic winds flowing down the Ross Glacier were giving us gusts of up to 49 knots of wind. We took it in turn to do an hour of anchor … Continue reading

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Come Dine with Us- South Georgia

The third meal in the Falkland Lamb “Come Dine with me” competition is underway. This time it is a spicy lamb curry cooked slowly by Richy. He left the meat to marinade overnight and so we are expecting great things. … Continue reading

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Just too much to see

The Crew have checked in but think they’re having too much fun on shore wandering around in Ocean Harbour in the rain, and around St Andrews Bay where there are reported to be 2million King penguins!!!!

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Happy Valentines family and friends

So we are now almost exactly 24 hours from the last blog and have just motored away from Grytviken and are heading south east (or to the Capetown end of the island as some of the compass challenged navigators would … Continue reading

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Most amazing place ever!

Well, I think this is the most amazing place I’ve ever been in my life. My yesterday began with James shaking me awake from my bunk at 4 am saying “I know you only went to bed two hours ago but you … Continue reading

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Bloglet: Arrived on South Georgia

At lunch time yesterday we arrived at Grytviken on the stunning island of South Georgia. After Simon the Government Officer welcomed us, explained about the biosecurity measures necessary on the island and completed the paperwork we went on a small … Continue reading

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We can see land, but put on an extra layer

It’s been an amazing 24 hours, and I think that might be a sign of things yet to come. I hope so! South Georgia was sighted at first light (around 3am). At 4am I was woken up for watch with the words “we … Continue reading

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