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December 14, 2016: Ushuaia, Argentina: At the Edge of the World

Quite auspicious that we should begin this adventure yesterday on the 105th anniversary of Amundsen’s attaining the South Pole on December 14, 1911. It was at 3pm on that day that Amundsen and his team arrived on that flat, uninspiring piece of ice at 90 degrees South. Guests have flown in from all corners of the globe to this city at the end of the world. Despite its …

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December 20, 2016: Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

50°F (10°C)
Cloud cover: 80%; Intermittent rain
Wind: 10 knots

We converged on the small city of Ushuaia, all of us arriving from distant reaches of the planet for the same reason: to embark on an expedition to experience the wildlife and landscapes of the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica. As our respective flights approached Ushuaia, the majestic clouds parted at times to provide us with striking views of …

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December 29, 2016: Onboard ‘Le Lyrial’

Last evening our new guests arrived at ‘Le Lyrial’ between 4 and 5 pm. After lunch at the Arakur Hotel, many had gone on a hike, and brought a huge amount of mud on board via the soles of their boots. It is easy to see how grass seeds, etc are easily transferred to places like South Georgia and Antarctica in this manner. Ship’s staff who had so diligently cleaned ‘Le …