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...
Antarctic Diary: Planning in a Pandemic

Antarctic Diary: Planning in a Pandemic

It’s bizarre, planning an Antarctic expedition during a global pandemic. When we first started planning this trip of a lifetime, Covid-19 wasn’t even heard of and now we’ve gone through a portion of the Greek alphabet in variants and have had almost...