Tierra del Fuego National Park: Trekking in Ushuaia

Tierra del Fuego National Park: Trekking in Ushuaia

There is so much more to Tierra del Fuego than just a stopping point en route to Antarctica. When our trip further south was cancelled in January 2022, we were devastated but we quickly started to make the most of our time in Ushuaia, visiting penguins on Isla...
Away with the Penguins: A trip to Isla Martillo

Away with the Penguins: A trip to Isla Martillo

When penguins mate, they do so for life. Thatโ€™s what makes them such attractive icons for love and romance. It is often said that a male penguin will present a female with a pebble as part of the courtship ritual – not unlike the presentation of an engagement...
Hondius: Anchored and quarantined in Ushuaia

Hondius: Anchored and quarantined in Ushuaia

Following Oceanwide Expeditions’ cancellation of our Hondius trip to Antarctica – and, of course, the surreal mixture of disappointment and relief that went with it – we decided not to cancel our flight to Ushuaia. We had, after all, packed for...
Antarctica 2022: A trip of a lifetime cancelled again

Antarctica 2022: A trip of a lifetime cancelled again

Disaster has struck, as I knew it would. Our trip to Antarctica has been cancelled for the second time. I did record my anxieties with regard to relying on other people in a previous entry and, since then, all of my concerns have come to pass. Yes, we managed to...
Pandemic Problems: Covid-19 strikes again

Pandemic Problems: Covid-19 strikes again

We’re almost two years into the pandemic now and yet Covid-19 still rears its ugly head at the most inopportune moments. We jumped the first hurdle. The PCR test we took in Dublin on Friday came back negative, allowing us to travel to Buenos Aires via London....