July 12, 2018

Trish and I returned to Novara after her 3 months on the hard in Piriapolis.

She had already had lots of work on the hull, topsides and pilothouse and Trish and I spent 3 hard weeks getting her ready for the trip north.

A new transmission, flex and thrust couplings, Aqua...

April 18, 2018

Bjorn has created a short video of the trip using some of the videos and photos taken by Paddy, Andrew and himself. There is a longer version for anyone that is interested, just e mail me for the link.

March 19, 2018

Bjorn has pulled together a video of the trip to South Georgia and here is a 6 minute shortened version.

March 19, 2018

As we approached the Recluse Peninsula, passing first Wilhelmina Bay and then sailing into Charlotte Bay we passed a number of Humpback Whales, criss crossing both entrances in pairs in a manner that appeared a little unusual at the time.

As we entered the anchorage at...

February 24, 2018

Once we arrive in Piriapolis, Uruguay, on Sunday we will have covered over 1,700nm almost due north from Deception Island at 63 degrees south in Antarctica to the east coast of South America.

We will have left the Screaming Sixties, sailed through the Furious Fifties an...

February 22, 2018

Our southbound passage to Deception island took 5 days and 4 hours in fair winds and not too boisterous seas.

The journey back from Deception was made in almost perfect conditions, fast sailing with the wind on the beam almost the whole way and we came back into the har...

February 6, 2018

We have had some amazing anchorages on this trip but most we have had to use both anchor ( s ) and shorelines.

Most were notable for gray skies and poor visibility but some gave us amazing views.

Portal Point

We frequently awoke to snow on deck and on many nights had to f...

February 1, 2018

Terje and I had visited this area in 2007 when on Pelagic.

We had some great weather and four of us skied to the top of Igloo Hill and then Paul Josse and I continued on to climb Harris Peak, putting a camp in on the large snow bowl beneath the approach slopes.

I hoped f...

January 29, 2018

Terje helming through the ice

Bjorn fending off a berg at anchor

Alex and Paddy, two of the three eating machines we have on board

Andrew our hands on mechanic, electrician, electronics whizz kid.... the third of the three eating machines!

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