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Falkland Islands or Islas Malvinas?

Saturday, February 25, 2017 We are sailing the Drake Passage on our way to the Falkland Islands, or, if you are Argentine, Islas Malvinas. It’s foggy and a bit windier today. We’ve been warned to expect gale force winds in … Continue reading

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Cape Horn and the Ferocious Fifties

Monday, February 20, 2017 We got up early today to witness the rounding of Cape Horn. The cape was named for the town of Hoorn in the Netherlands, where Captain Willem Corneliszoon Schouten. Schouten was looking for an alternate passage … Continue reading

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