We have arrived at South Georgia after a very fast passage conducted entirely under sail. The first land was sighted at 0740 and we are now close to the island. Shortly we will anchor at Elsehul, and after lunch plan to go ashore.
I am now reliving the journey with added photos. I am posting regularly with pictures of the trip, and continuing my #AntarcticAlphabet. You can follow the experience on JOURNEY BLOGS. Sign up below for immediate updates.
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This is the story of my voyage from Chile to South Africa via Antarctica on the 56m square-rigger Europa. Welcome aboard.
The map below shows the area Europa visited at the outer end of the Antarctic Peninsula. On 14 March we finished our crossing of Drake's Passage four days after landing on Cape Horn. We visited several places in the South Shetland Islands before heading east towards the Peninsula itself. (This chart will be updated when the latest journey blogs are about the next stage.)
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Europa has a find-me button on her site, here. The Cape to Cape voyage 2016 went from Punta Arenas in southern Chile, through the Beagle Channel and south east to the Antarctic Peninsula. From there we turned northeast to South Georgia. Then we sailed two long legs to Cape Town, stopping at Tristan de Cunha on the way..