The White Continent
The Antarctica expeditions start in South America. From here ‘the Drake Passage’ needs to be crossed. Albatrosses and petrels will accompany the ship to Antarctic paradise. The South Shetland Islands are the first destination. Wildlife is overwhelming: seals, sea-gulls, cormorants and petrels use the Antarctic summer to raise their young. Once in Antarctic waters the ship anchors in sheltered bays practically every day. The crew will take groups ashore in the dinghies to see glaciers, mosses and lichens, seals, birds and penguin rookeries. The experienced guide will give you information about the flora and fauna and will also tell you where to find bird and sea elephant colonies.
Last night we saw the moon rise, a blood-orange colour which slowly dissolved into a bright white that embellished the midnight swells and illuminated the rigging; quite spectacular!
We had a wonderful time on board. And what an adventure it was!
Dreamy atmosphere, stunning landscapes, and all the time something new to catch the eye. Magical reflections on the water, seals, birds…