Thursday, December 28, 2006

Crossing the Drake

If you're not familiar with the Drake passage, you're lucky. For over a hundred years, sailors have reported that the Drake is rougher than anything they have experienced.

They weren't lying.

The Drake is a little bit of hell in your very own cabin. Not only did the boat rock and roll, it sickened many of the passengers on the ship. I was OK, but my cabinmate and others were quite ill.

It really was quite awful to spend two days not being able to control my own body while the boat thrashed about and the simplest tasks seemed extraordinary.

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