It is believed that 202 years ago this month, Irishman Edward Bransfield was the first person to see and describe the Antarctic Peninsula. We sailed through those same waters today, albeit in much more comfort. Bransfield Strait, the 200-mile stretch of sea between the South Shetlands and the Peninsula, is named in honour of Bransfield’s discovery. We are heading from Trinity Island towards the Trinity Peninsula, which Bransfield named “Trinity Land.” It was a wild and windy day here, which prevented a landing despite valiant attempts!
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