PELAGIC NEWS LETTER NO30 - 19 Nov 2010
Pelagic Australis and crew Miles Wise,
Laura Parish and David Roberts are approaching South Georgia on her second
voyage of the season, and soon to deploy a team of four mountaineers led by
Stephen Venables on a ski traverse of the southern third of the island.
Stephen led a similar trip to this region in 1989, and his team spent the
first 20 days stuck in an ice cave below the Ross Pass. Wish him better luck
this time! Follow his blog now running on
Pelagic and crew Chris Harris, Julie Lherault and Wayne Tyrril are also on
the island as safety cover for the Norwegian South Georgia 2010 Expedition.
They are off to a cracking start for their attempt to circumnavigate the
island. Their blog is up and running and is excellent,
www.southgeorgia2010.blogspot.com Also see Chris Harris' blog at
Norwegian South Georgia 2010 Expedition prepare at Grytviken
|“Time on the Ocean – A Voyage From
Cape Horn to Cape Town”
Meanwhile, the Irish poet and writer Theo
Dorgan has just published his new book “Time on the Ocean – A Voyage From
Cape Horn to Cape Town” about his time on Pelagic Australis on her annual
delivery and training run from Chile to Cape Town in 2006. This appears to
be an excellent read and pulls no punches about life on board.
See word doc for
“Face to Face - Ocean Portraits.”
Also just released is Dr. Huw Lewis-Jone’s magnificently presented “Face to
Face - Ocean Portraits.” This high end production profiles 50 maritime
personalities, both historical and recent, yours truly included!
See the PDF file for
contact details on how to order or go to
Pre Season Heads Up!
There are only a few places going on Pelagic Australis:
December 31st to January 20th 2011 Antarctic Peninsula 2
February 10th to March 3rd Antarctic Peninsula 2
March 28th to April 10th Tierra del Fuego and the Horn 1
April 18th to May 1st TDF and the Horn – full boat available for a group or
Although late in the season, this is a superb time of year, crisp clear
days, less wind and winter snow on the mountain.
May 10th to June 20th Delivery to Cape Town with RYA Course 2
And of course 2011 to 2012 is starting to fill up – better put your name
down now than miss out! See the web site
www.pelagic.co.uk for availability or contact Skip on firstname.lastname@example.org