Abercrombie & Kent Travel Logs

Wonder what it feels like to travel with A&K? Read our travel logs for a first-hand look at our latest adventures, captured live on select A&K journeys that include voyages to Antarctica and the Arctic.

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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Day 11 – December 29, 2011

Making steady speed through the night Le Boreal arrived along the edge of the Weddell Sea pack ice at 0500 this morning.  The Expedition Staff gathered on the bridge in hopes of finding us one Emperor Penguin if only to glimpse.  So many have come down to Antarctic for many years and not seen [...]

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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Day 10 – December 28, 2011

Continuing south through the night Le Boreal passed latitude 60˚00’00 S, thus putting us within the political boundaries of Antarctica.  If that wasn’t enough to convince us we were getting closer the drop in temperature was sure to help.  You needed to bundle up a little more to enjoy time on the outer decks [...]

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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Day 9 – December 27, 2011

Awaking to the gentle rocking of a calm sea there was a look of relief on many faces as we enjoyed our morning at sea. Like the days at sea before, we knew it would be a day full of information and excitement. Historian Bob Burton started the day off with ‘Sir Ernest Shackleton: [...]

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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Day 8 – December 26, 2011

Although we had been briefed yesterday on what time we would be heading to shore this morning at Gold Harbor, and had gone to bed in plenty of time to compensate, it seemed our wake up call came to soon.  Larry woke us up at 0330. The plan was to enjoy a beautiful sunrise [...]

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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Day 7 – December 25, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! And what a Christmas it has been.  Originally the thought of a second day in a row starting so early had us mumbling under our breath but when we got up to calm seas and bright sun we were pleased. By the time we made it to shore life didn’t seem like [...]

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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Day 6 – December 24, 2011

Like an oasis in the desert, South Georgia began to rise from the depths of the ocean as Le Boreal made its approach. What started as a tiny speck on the horizon soon became a mountain range covered in glaciers, like it had been sliced out of the Alps and dropped in the sea. [...]

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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Day 5 – December 23, 2011

Sitting and enjoying that first, glorious cup of coffee, staring out the window and enjoying the conversation around the table, you could not imagine another day comparing to the excitement of yesterday.  The thrill we felt watching Fin Whales breach and the magic of Minke Whales dancing below the waters surface as we viewed [...]

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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Day 4 – December 22, 2011

For those of us who had woken up early enough to be enjoying the Early bird coffee, tea and pastries served in The Grand Salon, we were able to enjoy the warmth of the sun and slight wind offered so early. Before long the clouds and wind would appear. Very quickly we have come [...]

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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Day 3 – December 21, 2011

This morning, under light cloud cover and calm winds, we sailed past Pembroke Point and into Port William before Captain Marchesseau threaded Le Boreal expertly through a narrow gap and into Port Stanley.  Just after 0700 we were along the side at FIPASS (Falkland Islands Port and Stores Service) jetty. As we boarded the [...]

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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Day 2 – December 20, 2011

Rocking gently through the night Le Boreal steamed towards the Falkland Islands as we enjoyed our first night of rest onboard.  As we awoke this morning high, overcast skies and the gentlest rocking greeted us as we made our way onto the outer decks before our breakfast. We had been told a day at [...]

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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Day 1 – December 19, 2011

Arriving from all corners of the globe on little sleep we descended on the worlds southern most city, Ushuaia. Being mid afternoon its streets were filled with local shoppers and travelers like us, in search of those last minute items before setting of on our exploration of the Southern Ocean. As we approached the [...]

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