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Day 16 - Gourdin Island, Antarctic Sound

September 01, 2015
The "Café" on Deck 5-Aft was occupied with the usual nutters in yours truly and Damian Caniglia just prior to sunrise. The morning sky was cast with a flat grey cloud tha...
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I've made the Long-list!

August 30, 2015
Not quite the Booker, but I made the Long-List for the Irish Blog Awards 2015 in the photography category. The long-list will be further reduced to a shortlist which will...
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Days 13 to 15 - Retracing Shackleton's steps to Elephant Island, Antarctica

August 20, 2015
It's been quite a while since I updated the blog. It has been a busy few of months for me, for many reasons. One of the main reasons was that I was fortunate to spend two...
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Day 12 - Moltke Harbour and Drygalski Fjord

April 15, 2015
The morning of the 12th day of the trip was rougher than normal. This was evidenced by the appearance of sick bags on the handrails throughout the ship and the bigger rol...
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Day 11 Saint Andrew's Bay, South Georgia

March 30, 2015
I am an emotional being. I wear my heart on my sleeve more often than I should, or at least I used to do that. The trip thus far had tested my emotions in terms of what I...
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Day 11 - Godthul Bay, South Georgia

March 15, 2015
I woke early, as normal, a bit more refreshed than the day before. An early night after a relatively calm day (emotionally!) does that. It was all a bit too much after Sa...
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Day 10 Grytvikan, South Georgia

March 11, 2015
After the mind-blowing experience that was Stromness, we steamed onwards for a few hours and headed towards Grytvikan and King Edward Point, both of which nestle in Cumbe...
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Day 10 - Stromness & Leith Whaling Stations, South Georgia

February 25, 2015
The alarm went off at the usual non-holiday hour and I groggily dragged myself up the bar for a coffee, a biscuit (or three) and some water. I as staring out the window a...
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Day 9 - On Salisbury Plain...there were penguins

February 18, 2015
After lunch, or rather two lunches (buffets, the enemy of all waistlines), we headed towards a place made famous by one of my all-time heroes, Sir David Attenborough. A p...
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Day 9 - Elsehul Bay, South Georgia

February 09, 2015
I slept fitfully the night before the dawn of the first day on South Georgia. The island evokes a land of wonder and awe in my minds eye and it did not disappoint. The da...
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