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After departing Yankee Harbor, we crossed the Drake Passage back to Ushuaia. What was the ride like? And how did our trip end? Read on.
When I last left you, we were enjoying a gorgeous day on Silver Cloud, anchored off Cuverville Island. Remember? We were sitting on our balcony admiring the view, sipping a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Little did we know then that the weather would soon change. Well, it did. In a big way.
Our next stop on our Antarctic voyage is Cuverville Island, but before stepping ashore on Cuverville’s snowy banks, we’ll embark on a Zodiac tour through fields of sparkling ice.
After crossing the Drake Passage, we see the first signs of Antarctica and soon thereafter do what we all have been looking forward to doing: We step ashore to experience the majestic beauty of the White Continent.
The Drake has a nastier reputation than it deserves. Don’t let the prospect of crossing it stop you. And if you’re lucky, as I have been three of my six crossings, you experience Drake’s Lake instead of Drake’s Shake. Here’s what our crossing of the Drake was like.