Exploring Right Whale Bay! (Part 1)

Exploring Right Whale Bay! (Part 1)

The Hans Hansson cruised into Right Whale Bay and the skipper announced we would have a few hours to explore (as long as the weather held). Many of my shipmates had visited this site before and mentioned a beautiful waterfall - other than this, I didn’t know what to expect because not much is written about this site.

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Land Ho! First Landing at Elsehul, South Georgia

Land Ho! First Landing at Elsehul, South Georgia

Looking through a foggy window on the bridge, I was thrilled to see the rugged landscape of Elsehul appear as the Hans Hansson pulled into the bay. Everyone was up this morning and the entire boat was buzzing with excitement. After 4 days at sea, we had finally made it to South Georgia!

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Welcome Aboard the Hans Hansson!

Welcome Aboard the Hans Hansson!

The first 4 days of the voyage would be on open sea, taking us from the rough South Atlantic Ocean across the Antarctic Convergence into the notoriously bumpy Southern Ocean to finally reach South Georgia. There is no airport on the island, no way to cheat the sea journey. Armed with Scopolamine patches and noise cancelation headphones, I was ready to tackle my lingering concerns about sea sickness and confined company.

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