Author: Elvira Beetstra

For the past eight days we have been anchored off the port of Valparaiso. It was bustling with container ships arriving...

We have enjoyed the weather warming up over the last few days. One of the special things about travelling by ship is that ...

We are sailing on the Pacific Ocean off the mountainous coast of Chile. The wind is south, around force 6-7, so steering is a strenuous job....

Wow, we don't even know where to start. You just fall from one surprise into another. Just sailing through the fjords is an event in ...

Inside the ship, you can hear the waves pounding against the bow and the wind howling through the rigging. Outside the air is...

Now that the Darwin leaders are off board, there is more time for maintenance. Much technical maintenance, like changing oil ...

One half of the crew is busy with all kinds of chores on deck. As Matu in the picture, for example, is busy resealing a leaking window. ...

It always takes some getting used to when you get back on board after a while. And especially if you do so in a place where ...