Day on the Drake

Day on the Drake

December 19th, 2019 Although we were sleeping, the Plancius was chugging away from Argentina and into the Drake Passage. The Atlantic and Pacific Ocean meet here, which makes the seas rougher than most. It’s also at a latitude where no land is in the way to stop...

Turks Anniversary

When Charlie’s grandparents offered to take Charlie to Florida for a few days, Amy and I had a chance to get away. Our anniversary is in December, and between Christmas and skating, it’s always hard to find time to celebrate. So we gave our globe a spin to...

Kilimanjaro Summit

June 19th, 2016 – 5895m (19340ft) We woke up in the dark to start our hike.  The crew stayed behind and so it was just us Peter and Gideon.  We would zig zag on switch backs sometimes slipping on rocks.  At one point someone in the group ahead of us lost a lens...
Day 3 – All Aboard

Day 3 – All Aboard

December 19th, 2019 Waking up to the views atop Ushuaia is something else, with the views of the town, the Chilean and Argentine mountains, and knowing that we were about to head out past that into the unknown. We had breakfast at the Arakur, relaxed, then packed up...
Day 2 – Tierra del Fuego

Day 2 – Tierra del Fuego

December 17th, 2019 I got to choose today’s adventure, and I chose to explore Tierra del Fuego! After a long bus ride picking up guests at other hotels, we drove into the National Park, paid our entrance fee, and went to a kayak launch point. We certainly had...
Antarctica Day 1 – The Flight Down

Antarctica Day 1 – The Flight Down

December 15th, 2019 And we’re off! After finishing the GKSA Ice Show, it was time to pack up our stuff, our elf, and head south. The Detroit to Atlanta flight was fine – I sat next to Charlie with Amy in the back. We had a long layover in Atlanta in the...