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Antarctica – Sailing Expedition with the Bark Europa (Book)

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πŸ“Œ For a detailed description and more photos of the book, please visit my website. πŸ“Œ

Enjoy a selection of 100 large-format photographs that will take you on a journey with the tall ship Bark Europa to one of the oldest continents and the last great wilderness on earth: Antarctica.

Vast landscapes with towering mountains and volcanoes, endless glaciers and varied, dramatic coastlines. And the weather and wildlife are just as diverse and surprising. Every day anew.

Book specifications:

  • Premium hardcover book
  • Book dimensions: 30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8")
  • Over 100 color photographs by Jan Erik Waider
  • 112 pages of high-quality paper (170 gsm)
  • Balanced focus on landscape, nature, wildlife, historic sites and the ship
  • Printed in Germany

About the voyage

Even after two years apart, Iβ€˜m still not sure what really happened there: it was one of the most surreal and beautiful experiences of my life, albeit very exhausting on several levels. Antarctica is a place you must work forβ€”you canβ€˜t just hop on a plane that will fly you there in comfort. The trip with the sailing ship Bark Europa was definitely the right choice to also get a small glimpse of how the old explorers must have felt on their search for the white continent or the end of the world.

Both the crew and the other passengers felt like a little family during this twenty-four-day voyage (map of the trip see below) from mid-December 2019 to early January 2020.

Over 100 photographs on premium paper:

More photos from my trip to Antarctica can be found in my fine art and landscape portfolio.

The route of the voyage

We started in Punta Arenas (Chile); sailed through the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel; passed Cape Horn; and headed for the infamous Drake Passage towards the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Back we traversed the Drake Passage again for about four days, heading for Ushuaia (Argentina), where the voyage ended.

The Bark Europa

The EUROPA was built in 1911 under the name of "Senator Brockes" at the Stulcken shipyard in Hamburg, on behalf of the city of Hamburg. The ship was commissioned as lightship "Elbe 3" on the river Elbe and later served as a standby vessel.

In 1986 the ship was brought to the Netherlands. In a period of 8 years the ship was completely rebuilt and rigged as a three-masted barque. The Bark Europa is registered as a sail training vessel and participation in the sailing and operation of the ship is part of the overall experience on board.

πŸ“Œ For a detailed description and more photos of the book, please visit my website. πŸ“Œ



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