Buenos Aires (aka New South Wimbledon)

I should definitely award myself a high score on the travellometer for managing to cope with this city at the end of such a long and arduous voyage, especially since … Continue Reading →


Life aboard the Sea Spirit

Life aboard the Sea Spirit was everything I could have hoped for and I will carry the experience with me for the rest of my life, for despite the brevity … Continue Reading →


Antarctic Itinerary

Here is a copy of the notes that I kept of our itinerary, little of which was decided in advance of the trip.  I was extremely lucky to have found … Continue Reading →


First pictures from Antarctica

Here is my first gallery of pictures. I was able to begin work on them while crossing the Drake Passage despite some respectable weather. It turned out that, contrary to … Continue Reading →


Departure for Antarctica

I will be catching my ride this afternoon but I’m afraid that there probably won’t be much opportunity to post for the ship. I hope to be back on the … Continue Reading →


Bad News and Good News

Well, the bad news is that I am not going to be able to visit Iguazu Falls on this trip after all. But the good news is that, with a … Continue Reading →


Tierra del Fuego

Here we are at the Uttermost Ends of the Earth and I am trying to discover how it was that a people described in 1829 by Charles Darwin as abject, … Continue Reading →


The Towers of Pain

Torres del Paine is a Chilean National Park somewhere down at the bottom bit before you turn left for the Straits of Magellan. We camped here for four days and … Continue Reading →