Rounding Cape Horn & Entering Beagle Channel

Cape Horn: An albatross soars by the ship as we make our way around Cape Horn and into the Beagle Channel. (PHOTO CREDIT: Miriam Sutton)

Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic Explorer received permission from Chilean Coast Guard for our coastline cruise along the southern end of South America and we gathered on deck to gaze at the majestic Andes Mountains towering above Cape Horn. As we transited into Argentina through the Beagle Channel, a group of Sei whales welcomed us from our second peaceful crossing of the Drake Passage. The Beagle Channel received its named from Captain Robert FitzRoy’s ship, which explored the channel in the early 1800s. A naturalist, named Charles Darwin, also sailed aboard the H.M.S. Beagle and analyzed various plant and animal specimens collected during the voyage to develop his theory of evolution.

Our final night aboard the Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic Explorer began with Captain Oliver Krup’s Farewell Cocktail Party and Farewell Dinner. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship (GTF) recipients and I continued to share our experiences with each other and our plans for sharing more of our GTF experiences with our students and colleagues when we return to our classrooms.

I will take this opportunity to encourage teachers to apply for this phenomenal professional development opportunity, which provides an immersion-style geo-literacy experience into unique corners of our world. Follow this link to the website for more information about this unique opportunity:

Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship


Today’s Daily Program Quote:
“In memories we were rich. We had pierced the veneer of outside things. We had suffered, starved and triumphed, groveled yet gasped at glory, grown bigger in the bigness of the whole. We had seen God in his splendor, heard the text that nature renders. We had reached the naked soul of man…”
— Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

Today’s Sunlight Data:
Sunrise: 0432
Sunset: 2213