the Drake Passage means "good fortune" for a successful
trip. Antarctica has it all: mountains, icebergs, marine life
and of course penguins. The summer season means about 24 hours
of daylight. Our ship, the Polar Star is a renown icebreaker.
We went where only a few ships could go, and with our zodiac
boats we saw it all.
loved the "chicks" and watching their mothers build
nests and feed them. We saw plenty of whales, seals, and beautiful
glacier formations. If
you can withstand a few "rocky moments", the trip
is worth it. We encountered 27 foot swells for three days.
dream of being on seven continents and visiting 140 countries
has become a reality. I give thanks to God for being with me
on my "interesting" adventures and helping me return
safely to my home.