22.01.2007 - 31.01.2007
Although I am still decompressing from our trip to Antarctica, I feel that I owe the five people who read this at least a brief recap of my latest adventure. I still need to sit down with my pictures and a map and actually take a look at exactly where we were. The itinerary changed almost hourly. and that in addition to hanging out with the children for seven hours a day has left me a bit muddled. I do know that I have at least a thousand pictures of icebergs and penguins....it would take a lot for me to ever tire of either!
I was luckier than some of the crew in that my office (the children's room) has huge windows spanning one wall, and thus we were able to enjoy the magnificent views as we painted, glued, beaded, and played. Listening to Miles Davis as you travel through Antarctic waters and play Scrabble is not a bad way to make a living!
I also know that we made it further south than this ship has ever been, and I think that we are the largest ship to have gone as far south, 67.9 degrees, as we did. I was able to step foot on the continent twice; once in Neko Harbour and once at Almirante (I think that's correct). I really do need to sit down and figure out where the heck I've been! It's tough when you're experiencing such an amazing destination through the lens of such a big and busy ship. I would have loved to have spent more time in azodiac, darting among the ice and penguins. But, as crazy and improbable as it may seem, I have a strong feeling that I will return to this part of our amazing planet some day in the not too distant future. If not, I have some fabulous snapshots in my mind and thousands of photos in my computer! Don't forget to check out more of my photos at photos.yahoo.com/lindseytuuri
One final note--I went swimming in the Southern Ocean! Okay, it was a jump in, jump out sort of thing, but still....