I already feel the excitement.......getting acquainted with the layout of the ship, unpacking and tucking away my things in my cabin, meeting the crew, guides and lecturers, listening to the Expedition Leader giving the overview of our adventure ahead........and, as we go through the important safety drills, the first meeting with the 123 or so other passengers sharing this exciting voyage.
As we make passage east toward the Falkland Islands, the lecture series will begin and we'll learn about the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region. The Falklands should provide a rare opportunity to witness biological diversity and extraordinary scenery of the southern islands.......and we will visit Port Stanley to meet the inhabitants of this distant place.
Hope to share the journey as we proceed but, as mentioned before, this may not be possible........Internet access and cost etc. So, bundling up in warm layers, taking a deep breathe and heading south.
If I'm missing from here for a
while look for my return early in February.......will share stories then!