Rough Sea follows ship from Antarctica
24.02.2009 8 °C
Our last planned day in Antarctic waters was cancelled when the Captain advised we were leaving the White Continent as there was a massive low pressure system coming straight at us which would be associated with Force 8-9 gales and 35-40 feet seas. We fled across the Drake passage and although it was a little rough the ship rerached an island off Cape Horn in the early hours of this morning and sheltered in its Lee until we could safely sail around Cape horn mid-morning. We are now sailing the Beagle Channel between Chile and Argentina and expect to anchor off Ushaia tonight instead of tomorrow morning. Apart from a cough we have been well and have enjoyed this fabulous cruise and the unbelievably good weather from the Flakland Islands to the first 3 days of Antarctica. Still have 6 nights left of the cruise then on to Peru and Bolivia.