The Falkland Islands - Log 1:

After months of preparation and not a little hard work, deployment of the Antarctic team is now well under way. The lead elements... (Read More)

The Falkland Islands - Log 2:

The Main Body arrived on Tuesday, giving us 13 of the 16 crew in theatre. They set too immediately, providing useful additional hands to... (Read More)

The Falkland Islands - Log 3:

The more ambitious an undertaking, the greater the challenge and thus satisfaction, but equally and by definition the more... (Read More)

The Falkland Islands - Log 4:

Delay, disappointment and determination... (Read More)

The Falkland Islands - Log 5:

And so the long wait is finally over; thanks to the support and help of so many people, Discoverer has an adequate set of working... (Read More)

The Antarctic Peninsula - Log 6: Christmas Day!

The Drake Passage is almost behind us and the shores of Antarctica lie only just over the horizon. By Southern Ocean standards we have had a relatively... (Read More)

The Antarctic Peninsula - Log 7:

Very early on Christmas morning we edged silently into a tiny sheltered cove on Enterprise Island to tie up alongside another yacht which was... (Read More)

The Antarctic Peninsula - Log 8:

We left our snug mooring alongside the Gouvernoren on Boxing Day, in order to get down to Waddington Bay (65 deg 15 mins South), where we... (Read More)

The Antarctic Peninsula - Log 9:

This evening Rob Duke (primarily a sailor) led a party back to visit the nearby ice cave.  He carefully stowed the provisions into a... (Read More)

The Antarctic Peninsula - Log 10:

We, the yacht party have just returned from a good sail up to Port Lockroy, spotting some excellent... (Read More)

The Antarctic Peninsula - Log 11:

We continue to enjoy the opportunities in this exciting, beautiful, yet demanding environment. After an unexpectedly... (Read More)

The Antarctic Peninsula - Log 12:

Whilst the Geological Party have been across on Anvers Island, and the Mountain Party have been recovering... (Read More)

The Antarctic Peninsula - Log 13:

We picked up the geological party yesterday (account below) and then sailed back down to Vernadsky to recover the... (Read More)

The Antarctic Peninsula - Log 14:

A legitimate on board criticism of this posting, covering a fortnight’s activity, is its length which is much longer than recent postings: you may therefore wish to read it in two parts or... (Read More)

The Antarctic Peninsula - Log 15:

It’s an odd place this Antarctic. An hour ago, we were ghosting along in almost no wind when, suddenly, we had a ... (Read More)

The Antarctic Peninsula - Log 16:

67 foot does not offer much space for 16 people and following a fondue fuelled training session at the Damoy hut near Port Lockroy, the new mountain A-Team... (Read More)

The Antarctic Peninsula - Log 17:

To quote my mother, during a birthday telephone call: “Where are the penguins?”. I’m afraid that... (Read More)

The Antarctic Peninsula - Log 18: (Part A)

In the last blog, the yacht party was holed up in Mutton Cove waiting for suitable conditions to push... (Read More)

The Antarctic Peninsula - Log 19: (Part B)

In the last blog, we recounted how we had a little excitement in Mutton Cove, when the beautifully... (Read More)

The Antarctic Peninsula - Log 20:

We’ve now picked up the mountain and geological parties from the Reclus Peninsula, and have re-configured for the next phase. We’ve abandoned the... (Read More)

The Antarctic Peninsula - Log 21:

t’s hard beating up wind, against a bitterly cold rough sea, into the wind funnel created between two islands. So, it’s a great relief... (Read More)

The Antarctic Peninsula - Log 22:

We’re now half way across the Drake Passage with some 320 miles to go before we reach the Falklands. As we’ve still got... (Read More)

The Antarctic Peninsula - Log 23:

Barring an act of God, this is the final blog from The Captain’s Cabin... (Read More)

The Antarctic Peninsula - Log 24:

The clean up is well under way and in a few days the team will return to the UK....
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