Understandably after our long day yesterday we were all feeling the effects. Nobody surfaced until gone 9:00 and even then it was down to the Tuscan Grille to get coffees, fruit and pastries. The rest of morning was very laid back while we awaited our arrival to Cape Horn.
Cape Horn is named after the city of Hoorn in the Netherlands. It’s the southern most headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile. Although not exactly the most southerly point, Hornos Island is the place where people always refer to. It is the place where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans meet and has a reputation for having hazardous waters because of the strong winds and currents. Cape Horn also marks the northern boundary of the Drake Passage which we will need to cross to get to Antarctica.
It became very windy on our approach but as advised it dropped off as we passed round the Island. The navigation round the island was just over 22 miles and took a couple of hours to do. We never managed to get a full view of the Horn today as it was continuously covered by cloud.
The Round the Horn experience culminated with a 360° turn in front of the monument and naval base.
We then set off in a southerly direction towards Antarctica.
At 3:00 we went to the theatre to see Mickey Live’s Antarctica preview which was once again a full house. A full sea day tomorrow and an opportunity to charge our batteries prior to the Antarctic show.