City Trips
Cubao, Manila
December 9, 2017

Tuesday to Saturday, December 4-9, 2017 A short work trip and first time in the Philippines for us both. Caroline got to catch up with a friend and Stephen got to work. Did a little exploring to get a feel for the place. I think we will be back.          

Trinidad de Cuba. November 12, 2017.
November 19, 2017

Located in the province of Sancti Spíritus, in Central Cuba, is the perfectly preserved Spanish outpost of Trinidad, famous for its colonial old town and cobblestone streets. It was founded in the early 16th century in honor of the Holy Trinity and was a bridgehead for the conquest of the American continent. Its neo-baroque main […]

Goodbye Beautiful Cuba! November 18, 2017.
November 18, 2017

We are sailing out of Santiago de Cuba at the time of writing. I do not believe I have ever felt so emotional when leaving a country. Beautiful Cuba: you and your people gave us a very warm welcome. I fell fortunate to have been able to see not only breathtaking Havana, but also Cienfuegos, […]

Cienfuegos, Cuba. 13 November, 2017.
November 14, 2017

On November 12 at 8:00 The World anchored at Cienfuegos, a city on Bahía de Cienfuegos, a bay on Cuba’s south coast. Known as Cuba’s ‘Pearl of the South’ ,the colonial town of Cienfuegos was founded in 1819 in the Spanish territory but was initially settled by immigrants of French origin. It became a trading […]

Belize. 7-8 November, 2017
November 12, 2017

Located on the east coast of Belize at the mouth of the Belize River, Belize City is home to the country’s largest seaport. However, a narrow channel prohibits large ships from docking. I arrived on November 7th just after noon and had arranged for a taxi to pick me up and transport me to The Great […]

Expeditions and Adventures
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September 22, 2017

All Blog entries can be found here   Family and Friends Stephen’s 50th Birthday on The World, 2017 Eeklo and Gent. Christmas 2015 All Family and Friends City Trips Washington DC. March 2016 Brugge, Belgium. December 2015 Austin, Texas. September 2015 All City Trips Short Trips Caroline’s European Summer Trip. August 2015 Death Valley. Thanksgiving […]

A trip one year in the works – flights and hotels were booked the moment it was possible to do so. We were getting excited as the event drew nearer. So time to check  some logistics about 2 weeks out….. and what’d you know…. some one (that’d be me) forgot to book a rental car. […]

Aurora Australis on the long voyage to New Zealand
February 5, 2017

Monday, January 30th – Monday, February 6th On Monday, January 30th, we all got together on the stern of the ship for a ‘Farewell Antarctica Cocktail’. What an incredible experience being able to visit an area as remote as the Ross Sea! On the 7-day voyage to New Zealand a lot of time was spent […]

A walk on Ice in Bartlett Inlet
February 5, 2017

Sunday, January 29th Our last landing in Antarctica was truly magical. The Bridge and EYOS worked together to find a place where we could safely land to go for a walk on the ice shelf. Not that straightforward given that the edge of the shelf is basically a sheer ice cliff. Unbelievable experience. To top […]

Saturday, January 28th We had breakfast as the ship reached the far eastern edge of the Ross Sea Ice Shelf and sailed into the ‘Bay of Whales’. The Bay was named by Shackleton in 1908 for the large number of whales sighted as they approached. It was here that Roald Amundsen over-wintered before setting off to […]

Cruising along the Ross Sea Ice Shelf
February 2, 2017

Friday, January 27th It is almost impossible to describe the sheer immensity of the Ross Sea Ice Shelf. As Ross sailed south he saw a white line: “extending from its eastern extreme point as far as the eye could discern to the eastward. It presented an extraordinary appearance, gradually increasing in height, as we got nearer […]

Adélie penguin rookery on Franklin Island
February 2, 2017

Thursday, January 26th Franklin Island in the Ross Sea is 7nmi / 13km long and lies about 80 nmi / 130km east of Cape Hickey, Victoria Land. It was discovered by James Clark Ross on 27 January 1841 and named for Sir John Franklin, the noted Arctic explorer, who as Governor of Van Diemen’s Land (now […]

Terra Nova Hike.
February 1, 2017

Wednesday, January 25th Few areas are as distinct as Terra Nova Bay and the Victoria Land coast. This powerful landscape is home to dramatic mountain ranges, towering volcanoes, massive glaciers and ice tongues. This location is one of the most beautiful in the Antarctic, and is therefor sometimes referred to as ‘The Riviera’. It looks […]

Mario Zucchelli Station, Terra Nova Bay
February 1, 2017

Wednesday, 25th Finally, after 9 days at sea, with no landings thus far, we all were ecstatic to be able to land and stretch our legs on terra firma in Terra Nova Bay on a gloriously sunny day! The Italian Base was ready for us and welcomed us that morning in groups of 25. We […]

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