Antarctica 

The name  "Antarctica" comes from the ancient Greek name  -Antarktikos- which means opposed the Bear  Arktos; The great Bear , the constellation above North Pole. Greek were thinking that the Earth was a sphere and then it was logical that a Earth mass was present in the South to compensate the one in the North. Later on cartographers named  this unknown continent  , Terra Australis Incognita.

 

Starting from Ushuaia , then stop in Puerto Williams in Chile to get paper work, we wil sail down to Hershell and stand by for a good weather forecast to start the Draike passage crossing. Then you have choice between the paradises!

The photographer's, the sailor's, the adventurer's, the mountaineer's. The most difficult being to conciliate the paradises. Almost the most.

Because more than that; is the return , some days tacking in the roaring fifties latitudes below Cap Horn.

Have a look to some pictures of our first trip to Antarctica with Passage

Diving will be in the program of the most courageous on  the wreck of an ancient whale catcher in the Whaler bay. 

But you all know, the most difficult, really the most terrible is under a steady, boring rain, the deadly low climbing of the Vélizy freeway in the Monday morning traffic jam.  Miles of car in front, behind, right and left, and no way to escape. The hill is higher than the highest wave we  ever met and will never meet. We are not sure to reach the top; but the boat always reaches the top of the next wave. Thus the real distress : to try to climb this immobile slope for ever without never seeing an enormous wave! 

God dam! Don't miss essential things because we are afraid!

Arrivée

Départ

durée

Places disponibles

15

4

PW+Ushuaia

02/01/04

05/01/04

3.00

4

16

5

PW - Cape Horn

04/01/04

06/01/04

2.00

4

17

5

St by Hershell Is. Cape Horn

06/01/04

09/01/04

3.00

4

18

5

Horn - Antarctica

09/01/04

15/01/04

6.00

4

19

5

Antarctica

15/01/04

20/02/04

35.00

4

20

5

Antarctica Ushuaia

20/02/04

02/03/04

10.00

4

21

5

Ushuaia

02/03/04

05/03/04

3.00

4