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 6 – Culverville Island / Neko Harbor

Day 6 – Culverville Island / Neko Harbor

December 21st, 2019 The expedition begins…finally! We woke up to Allie’s “Good Morning Everyone, Good Morning”, which would become a daily ritual. After breakfast, we geared up and got aboard our Zodiacs, and headed to shore to Culverville...
Day 5 – Antarctica on the Horizon

Day 5 – Antarctica on the Horizon

December 20th, 2019 Woke up to another morning of rocking waves on the Drake. The ships crew keeps a tight schedule, and even though we had nothing to do, we still got our Wake Up Announcement so we could make it down to breakfast. Breakfast was our most consistent...
Day 4 – Day on the Drake

Day 4 – 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...
Day 3 – All Aboard

Day 3 – All Aboard

December 18th, 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...