Tag Archives: remote


Seward, Alaska

We have an unplanned port call on Le Soleal in Seward, Alaska today. Captain Le Rouzic calls another ‘all passenger’ meeting this morning to announce that overnight our plans to visit Holgate Glacier today have […]


Unga Island, Aleutian Islands

Today’s plan is to land at Unga Island, the final island of the Aleutian Islands chain that we will visit before arriving at the Alaskan Peninsula. The village of Unga was abandoned 50 years ago, […]


Dutch Harbor, Unalaska

Le Soleal anchors in Dutch Harbor, on Unalaska Island, early this morning. Dutch Harbor is a small but sprawling settlement, the only deepwater port in the Aleutian Islands. Below is the NASA image of the […]


Quezala Ravine, Atacama Desert

Cristobal, my guide from Awasi Atacama is on holidays from today, so I am lucky enough to be assigned Pierre, my guide on my last visit. Some of the happiest memories of hikes and site […]


North Seymour Island & Bartolome, Galapagos

North Seymour Island & Bartolome North Seymour is home to a small colony of Galapagos Sea Lions, and a large crèche of great frigate birds, and magnificent frigate birds. The great frigate birds breed all […]