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The return to the Drake Passage
27 February 2006    
Greetings from the wild and stormy Drake Passage.
As you can see by the photo, the seas are wild, and according to our weather reports, it's just gonna get more wild!
Everyone is slipping and sliding in the boat, laughing as simple tasks become somewhat of a challenge. Ever try to sit on a toilet or cook breakfast with the bathroom or kitchen is rolling at a 40% angle? Makes life interesting to say the least.
We have a few more days in this rollicking piece of ocean. We will then check in upon arrival back to South America.

Luis and crew

Previous Dispatches

The Drake Passage revisited    26 February 2006
Captain Steve pulled anchor at 6.18am and steered us out into the Drake Passage for our return trip to Sth America. The present forecast shows light northerlies and the best weather for crossing the D


A ski and a skinny dip    25 February 2006
A tired team dragged themselves out of bed late this morning after our big day yesterday. Some of the team hung out with the penguins and seals while the rest of us skinned up a glacier on Ronge Isla


Final Climbing Day!    24 February 2006
Cloud thwarted an early morning departure from the Evohe, but dissipating mists encouraged a hasty departure for the shore with another virgin peak in our sights!
Mark navigated us through a compl

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