Thursday, December 28, 2006

We made it!

After a couple of days of enduring the Drake, were were awakened at 6:00 AM by our expedition leader who informed us that we had crossed the Antarctic Convergence. It seems that we had a tail wind through the Drake and we were able to arrive about 12 hours ahead of schedule.

Since I had contracted some kind of a virus that was making its rounds on the ship, I missed the first landing, which was a little bit of a disappointment, but ultimately OK as they landed during what appeared to be a blizzard and thus were not able to see much.

The knowledge that we had finally reached our destination, a continent that very few humans had ever seen created quite a bit of excitement throughout the ship. I felt as if I had been given a great honor and felt a little humbled by it.

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