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OTL26-18, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula

The day began in Antarctica! Suddenly we were in the ice; icebergs, sea ice, and the snow-covered mountains rising out of the sea like the Himalayas....

PLA25-17, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp

During the day we could watch numerous Cape petrels, some Black-browed albatrosses and even a Light mantled sooty albatross. Just before the...

OTL25-18, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Our first day of landings dawned – many of us got up early in order to enjoy the seabirds and Ortelius’ approach to the stunning landscapes of...

PLA24-17, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula-Basecamp

At 17:00 we convened in the lounge on deck five to meet expedition leader Lynn Woodworth, who welcomed us on board the ship. Chief Officer Jaanus...

PLA23-17, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula

Many were up bright and early to witness the captain’s navigation of Woolly Gut, a narrow passage through the small islands en-route to our morning’s...

OTL24-17, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands

Early morning during windy and overcast conditions Ortelius motored towards the planned landing site at Cuverville. Unfortunately an inspection...

OTL23a-17, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp

After a rough Drake Passage experience, the second night on board the Ortelius was less bumpy than ex-pected. Lynn’s lovely voice announced the...

PLA22-17, logbuch, Falklandinseln, Südgeorgien, Antarktische Halbinsel

Carcass Island ist nach dem britischen Schiff HMS Carcass benannt und ist seit 1872 in Privateigentum. Die momentanen Besitzer empfangen jede...

OTL22A-17, trip log, Antarctic Peninsula, Emperor penguins

During the exercise guides led each group of five suitably ear-muffed passengers to their allocated heli-copter and assisted them to correctly...

Trip log, OTL21-17 Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp

Excited passengers awoke to a bright sunny morning with hints of large ice on the far horizon and decaying white lumps of various sizes dotted...

PLA17-17, logbuch, Scoresbysund – Aurora Borealis

Endlich! Der Sturm war vorbei und wir hatten den Schutz des Scoresbysunds erreicht. Schluss mit Surfen! Die Gesichter unserer Mitreisenden sahen...

PLA16-17, trip log, Scoresbysund – Aurora Borealis

Last night, some auroras lightened the sky until very early morning so some of us did not have a long sleep, especially those who got up before...

PLA15-17, logbuch, Spitzbergen – Nordost-Grönland

Dort stand eine kleine Trapperhütte, vom Schweden Stockholm-Sven 1938 gebaut, die wir uns kurz ansehen konnten. Als wir alle versammelt waren,...

OTL14-17, trip log, Around Spitsbergen and Kvitøya

The excitement of the day began really early for three passengers who stayed up on the foredeck in excel-lent weather until 2.30am… they were...

OTL13-17, trip log, Around Spitsbergen and Kvitøya

We split into four groups and set off in different directions in search of wildlife and wild flowers. We were not disappointed! Whilst on land...

PLA14-17, logbuch, Rund um Spitzbergen & Kvitøya

Um 10 Uhr traf sich die englischsprachige Gruppe an der Büste von Roald Amundsen, um von Gérard und Sebastián ein paar Informationen zum Ort...

PLA13-17, logbuch, Spitzbergen Umrundung

Nach dieser Stärkung ging es endlich das erste Mal ins Zodiac und an Land: Ny Ålesund war das Ziel. Vor über 100 Jahren wurde diese Siedlung...

OTL12-17, trip log, Around Spitsbergen

This morning the weather was moody and atmospheric, a true testament to arctic summer with low lying fog and mist. We were woken early with news...

PLA11-17, logbuch, Spitzbergen Umrundung

Nach einem ausgiebigen Frühstück erklärten uns Katja und Phillip die richtigen Verhaltensweisen bei Landungen im Eisbärgebiet, zusammen mit den...

PLA08-17, logbuch, Nordspitzbergen, Eisbär-Spezial

Am Morgen haben wir den Billefjord erreicht und genießen während des Frühstücks den wunderbaren Ausblick auf den Nordenskiöldbreen und auf die...

PLA07-17, trip log, North Spitsbergen, Polar Bear Special

For those of us who had never been on a cruise before, any fears of moving water and moved stomachs were totally unfounded – the Arctic sea had...

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