After months of planning, weeks of anticipation and long-haul flights from Sydney, we finally arrived at Ushuaia, known locally as el fin del Munda (the end of the world), raring to begin our Antarctic adventure.
At 1600 we clambered up the gangway where our crew showed us our cabins, I must say we were pleasantly surprised at the spaciousness, and abundance is storage space. Then it was off to explore the nooks and crannies of our cosy home for the next 11 days, meet our fellow passengers who have joined us from around the globe. Before long we were called to our first scavenger hunt of the evening which was to find the bar on deck 4, where our Expedition Leader Christian welcomed us to our new home for the next 11 days.
We were introduced to the staff and shown what to do in case of a ‘man overboard ‘ or an emergency at sea. On this, the first sea day of the expedition, we were woken with a lurch and a roll followed by Christian’s dulcet tones. He invited us to clamber out of our bed and make our way to breakfast if we dared. The notorious “Drake Passage” was upon us, and whilst not extreme version by any means, the cork-screw motion threw many for a stumble.
For those who were still standing the day was jammed packed with information filled lectures. To herald the way, Roger took to the stage, and introduced us to the wonders and intricacies of the sea birds of the Southern Ocean. We learned that sea birds in fact, have a sense of smell, and they often use this ability to find their prey in the ocean.
If you would like to read the full blog of our Antarctic Expedition link onto: https://lyntaylorsbhutannepalwomensadventure.blogspot.com.au/
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