Category: Antarctica

Antarctica

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The Drakes Passage is notorious for its weather and it definitely lives up to its reputation and is seen as a bit of a right of passage for travellers heading south. Of the numerous crossings I did over those four months all but two were rough and one, our last of the season was the worst weather…

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Grytviken, South Georgia

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Grytviken was originally established as a whaling station back in 1904 and during its first season operating 195 whales were landed here. At its peak, Grytviken was home to over 300 persons and substantially reduced the whale population in the waters surrounding¬†the island. The settlement is famously known as the end of Shackleton’s fateful journey…

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