Ladies and Gentoo-Men!

Ladies and Gentoo-men! The morning dawned with heavy fog shrouding the landscape, but it quickly burned off as the sun rose on a glorious and sunny day. Here was the itinerary for the day: We were docked in Orne Harbor and from the ship we could see a winding path that climbed high up a…

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Lemaire Channel

We navigated the narrow and treacherous Lemaire Channel in the Antarctic Peninsula, not once but twice – at dusk and in daylight. The Lemaire Channel was our favorite part of our Antarctic expedition, and holds a magical place in our hearts alongside an unforgettable experience. During dinner we were notified that we would be taking…

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Antarctica at Last

We reached the white continent, the last of our 7, Antarctica at last as we shared a moment of land ho! And oh what a land it is! There is grandness in the size and scale of Antarctica, but also in the simplicity. Water, snow, ice, and rock. Four elements that create endless variety and…

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Crossing the Drake

This blog encapsulates our first days on our expedition to Antarctica, as started crossing the Drake with Hurtigruten on Feb 5, 6, and 7. At a brief bit in the night our cabin started rocking a bit, but otherwise the first night was smooth sailing. We both slept through breakfast, but awoke around 930AM for…

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Punta Arenas with Hurtigruten

We inched our morning a bit earlier with the expectation of finally being able to check-in for our journey to Punta Arenas with Hurtigruten, and hopefully get some more details about our trip. It was the butt crack of dawn, 9:30AM on Thursday, February 3. Note: the night before we had realized that we didn’t…

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Quarantine in Santiago

We spent the next few days in quarantine in Santiago, waiting for our test results from the previous day’s entry to arrive. The nice thing about this was that CJ could at least work, and given Chile was 4 hours ahead of Denver, we never needed to worry about getting up early. We slept in…

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