Drake Passage

The Drake Passage separating South America from Antarctica has a reputation for high winds, huge seas, and bad weather, particularly if your ship is traveling due north or due south and therefore broadside to the prevailing winds and waves. We had an easy crossing by all accounts. The weather is markedly warmer north of the Antarctic Convergence (or polar front). The seas were calm enough to spend a lot of time on deck photographing sea birds.

Drake Passage

Birds in flight

juvenile wandering albatross adult wandering albatross black-browed albatross

Cape Horn

Cape Horn

"Rounding Cape Horn" is a recipe for adventure to a lot of people. On this trip, we saw Cape Horn only at the very end of the adventure.

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