The Drake Passage was pretty smooth on the way back. We spent our day mostly relaxing and going to lectures. We learned more about Sea Wanderers, Greenland, Politics in Argentina, and Winter at an Antarctica Station. The staff is so knowledgable. Greenland is now on my list of possible places to visit.
The captain took our ship by Cape Horn this afternoon. There were Petrels flying around but it was very difficult getting photos of them.
Here I am on the deck as we passed it.
Andy, Jerry, and Joni were also out there.
Photo provided by Andy Golay.
The staff held an auction in the Observation Lounge and served each of us a cocktail. They auctioned off a flag and a map. The money (I think over $600) they collected is going to The Antarctica Heritage Trust.
Although we were assigned certain tables for tonight’s dinner, Fred, Bill, Dawn, Rich, Ann & I managed to sit at the same table for our last dinner.
Morten took a photo of the staff waving “Good bye” to us all.
Photographed by Morten Hilmer – mortenhilmer.com Copyright © Morten Hilmer
Traveling has been a passion of Nancy Panitch's life and she loves seeing how people in other cultures live. Her travels have taken her to many places within the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa. Being around people inspires her and she has much gratitude for the kindred Souls that are joining together with her in body, mind, and heart.
She moved from Chicago to Portland, Oregon in 1982. It was one of the best decisions of her life. While in Portland she stays very, VERY busy. She volunteers (Inter-Religious Action Network, Human Rights Council, & ushering for various theaters); attends a Unitarian Universalist church; goes hiking with groups (Cascade Prime Timers & Trails Club of Oregon) and also with individual friends. Book groups, movie group, and bridge groups occupy her time as well. Her quiet activities include yoga, knitting, Sudoku, and reading. She enjoys all of these activities, but making time to see her wonderful 4 grandchildren takes priority over it all.
She is happy to share this blog and hopes to encourage others to travel.
January 29, 2016 at 11:56 am
I hope you voyage continues to be a great adventure in Patagonia!