March 1, 2013Northern Light Explores AntarcticaDeborah Shapiro and Rolf Bjelke explore the island around Antarctica in their series, Pearls Around the White Contenent. Check out the astonishing photographs from their trip.
March 1, 2013Pearls Around the White Continent Part V: A Natural ExtravaganzaIn the final months of their four-year circumnavigation of the Southern Ocean, Northern Light’s crew explores South Georgia, its astonishing wildlife, and the shrieking winds twisted and turned by island topography. Click here for previous installments.
March 1, 2013Pearls Around the White Continent Part IV: Home, Sweet HomeIn Part IV of this five-part series, Deborah Shapiro and Rolf Bjelke, on board their 40-foot steel ketch, Northern Light, return to places on the Antarctic Peninsula that they first visited in 1984. Their pleasure turns to dismay, however, when they become witnesses to the profound affects brought to the region by climate change. Click here for previous installments.
May 20, 2010Pearls Around the White Continent Part III: Intruders in the Realm of the Sea LionsIn this installment, documentary filmmakers Deborah Shapiro and Rolf Bjelke continue their 22,500-nautical-mile circumnavigation of the Southern Ocean. Sailing the 40-foot steel ketch Northern Light in the Roaring 40s, Furious 50s, and Screaming 60s, Deborah and Rolf explore the beautiful and far-flung subantarctic islands strung like pearls around the bottom of our planet. Click here for previous installments.
May 21, 2009Pearls Around the White Continent Part II: Great Expectations Meet Southern Ocean RealitiesIn Part II of this five-part series, the sailors on Northern Light, circumnavigating the Southern Ocean, make landfall first at remote Macquarie Island, with its king penguins, molting elephant seals, and a handful of scientists happy for the human company. Click here for Part I.
April 15, 2009Pearls Around the White ContinentWith plans in the works to send a couple to Mars, the BBC turned to high-latitude adventurers and CW contributing authors Deborah Shapiro and Rolfe Bjelke to hear how they cope as a couple during long periods of isolation. You can revisit their adventures circumnavigating Antarctica aboard their ketch Northern Light in this riveting five-part series.
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