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to Antarctica!

We are getting close now, after 2.5 days sailing across the Drake Passage. The boat was pitching and poling, along with a few of the passengers aboard. 25 knot winds and 10 foot seas meant it was a smooth passage I guess. Doug Stoup put this unique and first time trip together with Quark Expeditions. Laurie Dexter has been great, lecturing us on all the aspects a trip to Antarctica involves. We have vacuumed all dirt and dust from every seam of our jackets to avoid introducing any alien species to this pristine environment. We are about to touch down at Trinity Island, so I will be posting photos in the next 24 hours...