Antarctica – Livingston Island & Drake Passage

The culmination of a dream trip come true. Our last few days were spent making our way from the Antarctic Peninsula up towards the South Shetlands for a visit to Livingston Island before the final push through the notoriously difficult Drake Passage back to Ushuaia. The final landing at Hannah Point on Livingston Island did…Continue reading Antarctica – Livingston Island & Drake Passage

South Georgia Island

Ever since we read the book “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage” by Alfred Lansing, we wanted to visit South Georgia Island. A quick synopsis is that in 1914, the Endurance (along with Ernest Shackleton and his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition) set sail for Antarctica. In October 1915, their ship became trapped and later crushed by ice. Surviving…Continue reading South Georgia Island