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Day 11, 21st March – Drake Passage

Sadly today was the beginning of our journey back from Antarctica to Ushuaia, across the Drake’s Passage. We will be spending two full days at sea (including today) and should arrive back to port in Ushuaia early on…

Day 6, 16th March – Drake Passage

It is only our second day at sea, but everyone seems to have developed sturdy sea-legs! None more so than our excellent crew on the Plancius, who despite the severe rolling of the ship moved gracefully around the…

Day 5, 15th March – Drake Passage

In terms of its reputation, the Drake Passage was relatively calm today. This didn’t stop seasickness affecting the group, but most of us were feeling better after a stellar lunch. Today was our first chance to survey…