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Sailing, Sailing...Over the BOUNDING Main: The Drake Passage

No pictures to relay and very little news today.

We're still in the grip of the Drake Passage and although it's gotten a little better than yesterday — now and then — the breaking waves and spray seem to be the dominate conditions.

There were very few folks at breakfast or lunch today — we made it and ate heartily — and I'm guessing the dinner crowd will be sparse. (John left dinner early last night; not because of a queasy stomach, but because of feeling dizzy. Even with motion sickness patch behind his ear, he began eating Dramamine tablets like they were candy...with little effect.)

The best thing to do is to lie down on your bunk, strap yourself in (yes, strap yourself in your bunk), close your eyes, and listen to music or stories...or just rest. This is the time for us to catch up on our rest!

Tomorrow we reach Cape Horn, the very tip of South America. We have a landing scheduled there, but the likelihood that we will land is very small. The sea has to be rather calm for that to happen, and if yesterday and today are any indicators of what lies ahead.. .we'll be staying on the ship.

After we pass the Cape, we will sail back into the relative shelter of the islands around Terra del Fuego. That should bring relief from this tossing and turning.
We will keep you posted.

Posted by jeburns55 08:15 Archived in Antarctica

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