PELAGIC NEWSLETTER  NO 16 - 28 NOVEMBER 2006 - PELAGIC AUSTRALIS FIRST TRIP OF THE SEASON TO SOUTH GEORGIA WITH NEW SKIPPER AND CREW



Pelagic Australis in South Georgia dusted with spring snow


Pelagic Australis has dropped off a party of six to attempt the Shackleton Traverse across South Georgia and expects to pick up the team on November 28th in Stromness.

The southern season is in full swing and following this, the second of two trips to South Georgia, Pelagic Australis will be taking a party of 10 from the UK to the Antarctic Peninsula in January.

Stewart Richardson and his crew of two from the UK are now running Pelagic Australis and his profile can be seen under The Skippers.

After our first trip to South Georgia in October, we now recognize that a minimum of 28 days is needed to fully appreciate the island and we are now seeking ski mountaineers for next October. Where else can you finish a run at a penguin colony on the beach.   See picture gallery BELOW for the latest photos of this early season expedition cruise.

 
Pelagic ashore on the careening bay Stanley Harbour for engine change and anti fouling

Skipper Alec Hazell and Giselle Botha on the original Pelagic (with new engine installed) leave Stanley on November 30th for a 40 day Norwegian film project to South Georgia, Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Immediate trips on offer for this season:

1. 1 place left for the April 1-14 2007 Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn cruise.

2. I place left for the RYA Delivery from Punta Arenas to Cape Town in May/June 2007

For 2007/2008 see the Sailing Programmes Menu for trips available they are filling up fast! Go www.pelagic.co.uk and mail info@pelagic.co.uk

Ciao, Skip

FIRST SOUTH GEORGIA TRIP OF 2006 PHOTOS - click on images for popups


Approaching S. Georgia 
in setting sun

Elephant Seal holds court
with King Penguins

Chinstrap Penguin

Undine Harbour

Mountains enroute Elsehul
to Right Whale Bay

Sunset Right Whale Bay
 

Sunrise Right Whale Bay

Peaks Right Whale Bay
 

Young wandering albatross Prion Island
 

Young wandering albatross Prion Island
 

Young wandering albatross Prion Island

Salisbury Plain King Pengins

Salisbury Plain King Pengins

Salisbury Plain King Pengins

Check in at King Edward Point
 


Grytviken Museum
 

Patagonian Toothfish
Grytviken Museum

Bone Saw
Grytviken Museum

Wrecks of whalers Grytviken

Nordenskjold Glacier

Nordenskjold Glacier

Nordenskjold Glacier

Cobbler's Cove

Cobbler's Cove

Elephant Seal
 

Bayard wreck Ocean
Harbour at Sunset

70 knot gust  Ocean Harbour

70 knot gust  Ocean Harbour

Retrieving the shore party in a lull
Ocean Harbour
 

Grytviken Whaling Station
storage tanks

Shackleton's grave
Grytviken
 

Bow of the whaler Petrel
Grytviken
 

Dusting of snow
 

Pelagic Australis
Grytviken jetty
 

Pelagic Australis
Grytviken jetty
 

Whale bones
 

Grytviken from above on
ski randonee tour

Grytviken from above on
ski randonee tour

Giant Petrel
 

Skip signs the visitor's book
 Husvik whaling station
 

Husvik whaling station
abandoned vessel

Collapsing building
Stromness whaling station

Iceberg on return Journey to Stanley
 

Iceberg on return Journey to Stanley
 

Black browed Albatross
 

Wandering Albatross

Stanley Church
 

Downtown Stanley
 

Skip dives to check the hull
 

Original Pelagic slipped on old careening dock Stanley harbour for engine installation
 

Lawrence prepares meal

Scrambled eggs for breakfast

Isabelle Autissier and the crew of
Ada 2 come to dinner

Isabelle Autissier and the crew of
Ada 2 come to dinner



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