**I made this video 2.5 years ago, but only shared it to Facebook…so I wanted to post it for all you guys here on YouTube! Please excuse the fast paced editing and shaky camera — I was a newbie back then**
HELLO FROM THE SOUTHERN END OF THE WORLD — Cape Horn, Chile!
Cape Horn is the second-to-last stop on our Hurtigruten Expedition (I really don’t want this trip to end!). It’s the Southernmost point in South America, and the place where the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans meet.
Cape Horn is widely considered to have the most dangerous seas for sailors to cross, as thousands of lives have been taken since it was first discovered in 1616 by Dutch explorers. The hazardous year-round weather produces strong ocean currents, gale force winds and massive waves… Not to mention, the remoteness of these islands, far away from any civilization, make it very difficult to escape or call for help in an emergency situation.
Most attempted landings to Cape Horn have failed because of the wind & rain, but today we got EXTREMELY lucky with sunshine and moderate winds. I was told that this day is 1 in 100 by some of our crew members who have been to Cape Horn dozens of times.
Have you ever heard about Cape Horn? It’s a great place to add to your bucket list! Also Chile is awesome!