Monday, October 21, 2013

The only thing constant is change

By Larry Monday Oct 21.

We woke up this morning to a howling gale. Our weather window was no more. South Georgia is one of the most exposed places on earth in terms of weather. As the winds of the circumpolar low circle Antarctica unimpeded by any land mass they build strength. Then the thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean weather systems get funneled through the 600 miles of the Drake Passage below Cape Horn and North of the Antarctic Peninsula. After getting squeezed and accelerated through the Drake as a series of low pressure storms, they come through the other side and the first thing they hit is South Georgia Island! We're hoping for a slight window Tuesday through Thursday. We'll see tonight.



  1. Hi Larry,

    Very interesting to follow your trip. Any possibilities to put some photo's in from the trip/pelagic/skip?
    Best regards,
    Noel, The Netherlands

    1. Hi Noel,

      They are using a satellite phone to upload the text of these blog entries. The photos will come but unfortunately not til they are back safe and sound on the mainland.

      Will, Washington DC (Larry and Amy's son)