Image: Negotiating brash ice Negotiating brash ice

Wiencke Island
9 February 2006    
I awoke at 5am to the sound of the anchor being raised only inches from my cosy bunk. In shifting mist Steve maneuvered the Evohe into the Gerlache Strait. Not long into the journey we were joined by a pod of Humpback whales feeding on krill which caused more than a little excitement for us here on the Evohe! Navigating the Evohe through ice bergs and narrow channels, Steve brought us into the Newmayer Channel with Wiencke Is on our left and Anvers Is to our right. As I write this we are about to enter Pt Lockroy and our first landing on the peninsula. Lots to do and see so check in later for our next report.

Best wishes to you all from Guy et al.

Previous Dispatches

Land sighted and dropping anchor, crossing complete    8 February 2006 update
Brief late night update!
Land ho! Over eighty hours after leaving South America, we sighted land, and are at present, dropping anchor. Stay tuned in as tomorrow begins the sorting of gear, and the


On the lookout for land    8 February 2006
Day 4 at sea....(always wanted to say that), we are all still holding up, but signs that we are fast approaching our destination are becoming more apparent. At night inside our rooms, heavy condensati


Raise the head sail....    7 February 2006
As I sit here in the bridge with the laptop, sat phone and digital camera some of the crew are raising the Head Sail. Luis is throwing potato peel over the edge, having peeled a whole bunch for dinner

Later dispatches - Previous dispatches