This is where the sub-Antarctic journey started.................
Flying into New Zealand's North Island
Auckland, New Zealand - sailing away at sunset
First evening on the M/V Orion waiting to sail out of Auckland
Our fabulous warm expedition jackets were waiting - I even started to enjoy wearing red after the first day!!!
Being upgraded to the Owner's Suite was a special treat - such an awesome cabin with every comfort, including................
...........a large marble bathroom with sunken tub/shower and such special little extras such as a magnifying mirror. Easy to see that this ship is owned/designed by a woman, yeah!
Pedra Brancha, Tasman Sea
Everything in this lovely suite was comfy and perfect. On the rough days as we rocked and rolled through some heaving seas, I was thrown around bit, but survived even a bad fall when thrown across Paula's bed onto the floor where I hit my head!
This was an awesome voyage .....more later.
I'm in Brisbane, Australia today and all I can say is that this is a trip of a lifetime!