Penguins, Dolphins, Whales, Icebergs, Glaciers, Zodiacs, and Polar Plunging in a Snowstorm…a Very White Christmas in Antarctica indeed.
MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS! Despite being extremely tired, I greeted everyone with an overly enthusiastic “Merry Christmas” and was psyched for the day. You may ask how I celebrated my Christmas? Well, I did the polar plunge on Deception Island. We were on an active volcano beside a black sand beach, surrounded by run down shacks, shipwrecks, whale bones, graves, […]
Christmas Eve. Up at 7 so that we could begin our 2.5 hour zodiac cruise through Cierva Cove. It was snowing – a very white Christmas indeed. We were on a search for sea mammals, specifically whales, but unfortunately we didn’t see any. It wasn’t that much of a bummer though because the sights were outstanding. The zodiac looked […]
We were awakened at 6:30am to an announcement saying to look out our windows and view Antarctica! I screamed and ran to the upper deck to take photos (naturally). It was freezing cold but the views were astonishing – so nice to see after two days at sea. We spent a while on the decks, had a quick breakfast, […]
One of our photographers captured the view from the bridge while the Vavilov was crossing the Drake Passage on our way to Antarctica for Christmas! Pretty wild…50 knot winds! It’s most definitely referred to as the “Drake Shake” for a reason!
All aboard the Vavilov for Christmas in Antarctica! It was slightly overwhelming as I was making the journey to the “Deep South” on my own but, as always, I managed. That night we were told to take our motion sickness meds because the Drake Passage, the roughest seas in the world, was supposed to reach […]