The team leaving Punta Arenas
The team on Pelagic
Big seas in the Beagle Channel
Crossing the Drake is never easy and Stugeron does not help!
One of many icebergs en route
Laying just of an Argentinian station
We were to get close up with lots of Penguins on this trip but these two chinstraps were our first
From our snug anchorage off the Argentinian research station we motored in calm seas between the two off lying islands and into the Gerlache Straits
From the gerlache we turned south into the Neumayer channel and into some stunning scenery
After an overnight at anchor lying off Wienke island we motored south towards Cape Reynard
There is an apocryphal story that says an early explorer remarked that these two prominent rock peaks at Cape Reynard reminded him of his girlfriends breasts.
Our 3rd night was spent in a safe anchorage on the north of Booth island in a spot made famous by the Belgian explorer Charcot who spent the winter there with his crew and ship