No, this is not a reference to Drake, the Canadian-born rapper, with song titles that are actually quite fitting for a post about Antarctica. I’m pretty sure this isn’t what he meant, but I’m going to go with it anyway.
We only had a few hours to explore, and after spending some time, I would highly recommend spending a few nights. There are Museums, Hotels & Restaurants and some great hikes in Tierra del Fuego National Park.
You will then sail through the Beagle Channel (named after the ship HMS Beagle, during its first expedition of the southern part of South America which lasted from 1826 – 1830), and into the Drake Passage.
At this time, your ship’s Captain may advise if to expect a stormy Drake, and to start taking sea sickness medication, or the calm seas of the ‘Drake Lake.’ This being said, the Captain’s do a wonderful job
Keeping up with the constant weather reports, and changing course if needed to ensure a smoother crossing.
The Passage comprises 800 km of open ocean between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands, which lie NW of the Antarctic Peninsula. It took our vessel just under two days to cross.