The long-awaited landing day had finally arrived! Over night we continued to steam south, past the circle, and the view out the porthole was completely different when we were roused by the P.A. at 06:45 the next morning. I could barely eat breakfast due to my excitement, but my landing group, Shackleton, was last in … Continue reading Travelogue: Detaille Island, Antarctica
Our third day at sea on the Sea Adventurer was practically placid compared to the first day of travel out in the open ocean - they named the water in the Drake Passage the "Roaring 40s" for a reason. Shane's dulcet tones woke us with an announcement about the schedule for the day, and there … Continue reading Travelogue: Crossing the Antarctic Circle
The long-anticipated moment had finally arrived! While my trip was essentially booked on a whim, the whole purpose of my two-month adventure was to travel to Antarctica. Sure, I'd found some great additional places to visit to round out my time, but the call of the ice and penguins was paramount. I'm not going to … Continue reading Travelogue: Crossing the Drake
Exploring Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego National Park, the gateway to Antarctica.
Chile in all her glory: metropolitan Santiago, beautiful countryside, and gorgeous port towns.
Touchdown in South America, destination: Chile. The invention of Franglish, upended plans, and adventuring done right.
How a perpetual over-packer whittled down 3 seasons and 3 continents' worth of clothing into a single bag. #torture