Whalers’ Bay on Deception Island was our last landing in Antarctica. We spent a lot of time ashore exploring the remains of old buildings and climbing up to a viewpoint.
MS Fram had stayed overnight at Dorian Bay and then made her way through amazing scenery to the first landing of the day at Paradise Harbour.
MS Fram was planning to sail through the Lemaire channel to Petermann Island as we all were eating lunch or resting. But another expedition ship reported that it had found the channel blocked by ice so our next landing had to be switched. Plan B was a landing at Dorian Bay which we would reach […]
In the morning of the 6th day of our expedition voyage on MS Fram, we arrived at Neko Harbour on mainland Antarctica for our first landing.
In the afternoon of our second day out from Ushuaia in Drake Passage we reached Antarctica and saw our first icebergs, whales, penguins and seals.
This was our first sea day on MS Fram. We were now in Drake Passage and were experiencing the first of our rough weather sea days.
We flew overnight from Madrid to Buenos Aires on our way to Antarctica.
Our expedition voyage on Hurtigruten’s MS Fram would take us from Ushuaia to Antarctica around the Falklands and to South Georgia and onto Montevideo on Day 1 we had to fly from Gatwick to Madrid on Wednesday 22nd February.