Nous avons survécu au « DRAKE PASSAGE » !!!!

31st March, 2008

Lundi 24 Mars, a été le dernier jour où l’on a marché sur le continent….enfin, plus vraiment le continent, mais plus tôt 2 îles de l’archipel des Shetland. Le matin, nous avons débarqué dans un 1 site très intéressant, pas vraiment exceptionnel par la beauté de son paysage, ni la richesse de sa faune (quoique là encore les phoques à fourrures étaient légion), mais plus tôt pour la richesse de son histoire. Read more

More thoughts from our global team members

27th March, 2008

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This video was shot on 22 March 2008, but due to conditions on the expedition has only just been transmitted.

A few thoughts from our team members

27th March, 2008

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This video was shot on 20-21 March 2008, but due to conditions on the expedition has only just been transmitted.

UAAAHHH!!!

27th March, 2008

Blog from Cabin 208 Ines Rupprecht Seems like we get the full Antarctic package. After lovely days with so many wildlife and gorgeous weather we are now on our way back in the Drake Passage. As expected very rough sea. In fact: we hit a storm with more than 60 knots wind (more than 100km/h), waves between 6 and 10 meters, wind force eleven (Hurricane strength).. It makes everything flying around the ship inclusive ourselves. The ship gets constantly lifted out of the water and returning back feels like it will break apart. No one allowed outside. I was on the bridge all afternoon yesterday as staying in bed was not very pleasant. The captain Jorge is very relaxed, laughing at our nervous faces and questions “when does the ship sink• etc. I asked him if he isn’t the last to leave the ship so better stop laughing – he said I am watching too many movies! Fact is the crew leaves the bridge once a while and someone said they have a little chapel to pray. UAAAHHH!!! Truth is, they put the Auto pilot on. The outlook is fantastic when waves splash against the windows and float the decks. Seeing the ship nose diving deep in the waves is spectacular. The rolling makes the stomach a bit weak but I am doing well (compared to others who stayed in bed last two days). The night was a nightmare – furniture flew around and I had to put my mattress on the floor where I was sliding on it from one side to another. No one really slept last night. What started as an adventure turned out to be quite scary to everyone. The storm was supposed to slow down today but did not so far. Waves are still up to 6 meters and the wind even increased to 70 knots per hour, we roll to all sides I cross all fingers that will end today. Makes me feel incredible sick and tired. Want to be home, enough expedition mode.