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Antarctica 2010 - Day 1

Saturday, January 23, 2010 12:59

The day finally arrives and we are off on our adventure to Antarctica. We have another 3 days before we actually board ship. Currently in Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris waiting for our overnight flight to Buenos Aires. Already stories of trips past are being swapped over some beverages.

 

The Plancius is just about to begin it's voyage back across the Drake Passage from the Peninsula where we will meet it on Tuesday afternoon. Let's hope they have a calm sail across. Then it'll be our turn to experience the Drake and all it can throw at you. there might be some "interesting" photos and video coming out of that...but then again thats all part of the adventure

I hope to upload some pictures during our voyage so that you can get a feel for what we are experiencing way down there. It all depends on a satellite uplink so they may not make it onto the blog but I will certainly be putting them on the site when I return along with plenty of video.

 

We are heading down at a great time for whale activity as many species feed in antarctic waters at this time of year...and of course the penguins...lots and lots of penguins.

 

Tomorrow it's Buenos Aires for the day and overnight. I have a city tour set up to take us to the highlights and then some good Argentinean food and a drop of Malbec to wash it down...tough eh?

 

More to follow...

 



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