Antarctica Day 6

Today we'd be heading into the Lemaire Channel which at its narrowest point is about 75 metres and full of icebergs. Mario woke us up over the PA at 7am and we stumbled up to the dining room for breakfast. Wonder if I can pay Mario to record me a personalised wake up alarm for [...]

Antarctica Day 5

We were jolted awake at 6.30am by the dulcet tones of Mario over the PA welcoming us to the day. Jesus fucking Christ, Mario! A bit of warning would have been nice! We'd set an alarm for 7.30, I'd gotten up for a wee at about quarter past six all smug that we still had [...]

Antarctica Day 4

What a fucking day then! They'd told us yesterday if conditions were good, which was 50/50, that we could land on one of the South Shetland Islands. We tried to keep our hopes in check but it's difficult, especially when we got our first glimpse of land, plus a bonus iceberg for good measure. It [...]