I woke up to a familiar sensation, only this time was much worse. The swell from the drake passage was just playing me around from side to side.
Drake passage, a sea famous for either its “drake’s shake” or “drake’s lake” is a meet between Pacific, Atlantic, and Southern ocean. Throughout this eleven days journey, I only met the former (drake’s shake, with the wave heights reaching 8 meter when I left for Antarctica, and 10 meter heights now).
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Today is the last outing day, although there’s only cruising (no landing). But i tried to savour everything that i can since God knows when i will be travelling to Antarctica again, if that’s even possible.
I woke up late in the morning, knowing that the cruising will start at 10:00 am. After breakfast, i got out in the deck-6, took some scenery pictures before went back to my room and putting all the usual outfit for landing/cruising.
I have been always the first person to sit and wait nicely in the reception deck-4 (before each is group is called for landing in deck-3), and today is no different.
This morning was quite calm and uneventful. I woke up at 5 and continued writing on the daily journal and went for breakfast.
Morning announcement said that today’s weather would only allow us to do landing (not cruising nor kayak). So the expedition team would land at 9 am in the morning to make ways for us (shovelling and make nice landing point) to hike to the top, where most of the chinstrap penguin colonies were located.
I did not care if we didn’t even cruise. I’m happy we’ll able to land at all in the main continent. But as the plan shifted, the timing in the schedule was also shifted. All group were to land in the morning and with possibility to cruise in the afternoon, and I was so happy my group was among those to land on the first batch. Winning!
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