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...
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...