Now arrived in Ushuaia, yay which is the southeast port to port to my adventure trip to Antarctica for our Apex predator expedition with Jörgen Rasmussen. A total crew of 12.
After our brief last night we are planning to take a window to leave after the 50 knots gust I heard about as there is another storm coming after that which meant to be normal here, hmm ok then I thought, if thats normal it must be save, haha.
Today we are filling up the 67 foot yacht PodOrange as seen on that pic I shared taken by our Captian Brice Monger (copyright) with all our stuff and depart in the morning after customs straight down south to the end of this world!!
If everything goes well, we are going towards the Weddell Sea which is awesome as not many boats get there past King George Island. We will see Albatrosses (different kinds) on our way and then lots of iceberg landscape like skyscrapers, woah. Then to the wildlife over to the west side the Gerlache Strait down to the Lamaire channel, which can be visited by Minke whales and of course Humpback whales hopefully leopard seals, other cute seals and heaps of e different kind of penguin colonies.
Then we will see what happens...and visit the Vernafsky Research Base (Ukrainian Station) perhaps for a well needed sauna, whiskey and laughter.
Maybe the abundant British station...then a bit more south time allowing.
Shifts are 2 hours watch for obstacles or exciting wildlife visitors and 6 hours break to stay warm,dry or to take photos if the sea is not too ruff.
Here our satellite tracker app for our boat (might be off-line at times doesn't mean we are in trouble,ok?)
Now I really got to go, otherwise I will miss my boat?!! Coming!!!!!
Talk to you as soon as I have internet!!