Two Days At Sea And Then Home (Page Fifteen)
Sailing along with the breeze. Two full days to rest and remember the adventure. Crossing the Drake Passage and in to Ushuaia where we began back in November... Seems like a long time now!
745 Nautical Miles at 16 knots
The map gets an update... We are heading
home through the Drake Passage
Did You Know? - The Drake Passage (Spanish: Pasaje de Drake) or Mar de Hoces—Sea of Hoces—is the body of water between South America's Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. It connects the southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean (Scotia Sea) with the southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean and extends into the Southern Ocean.
Lots of memories
Time to celebrate.... No more being cold!
Just listen to those bubbles!
What time is it? Time to eat!
A leisurely ride across the Drake Passage
Did You Know? - The passage receives its English-language name from the 16th-century English privateer Sir Francis Drake. Drake's only remaining ship, after having passed through the Strait of Magellan, was blown far south in September 1578. This incident implied an open connection between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Feet up and relaxing!
Did You Know? - There is no significant land anywhere around the world at the latitudes of Drake Passage, which is important to the unimpeded flow of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current which carries a huge volume of water (about 600 times the flow of the Amazon River) through the Passage and around Antarctica.
The lounge is being readied for some final instructions
How to pack your tent!
On the watch for whales and other sea creatures
The Captain's farewell
Introducing the officers
...more importyantly, the wait staff!
An Antarctic secret! Easten with chopsticks, there are zero calories!
The sun sets and tomorrow morning, South America
The decks are pretty empty because of the cold
The sun sets
6:00 AM and we are about to dock!
Our transportation is right on time!
Packing up... But no Penguins?
Bye bye ol' trusty ship!
Yes... We got everything!
Leaving port for the airport
The airport is just a few miles away
We passed by the Government Building
Flowers in December... Must be summer down here!
We have arrived
Fifteen hours in the sky and London will be ours!
Janice to tower... Janice to tower
Let's get the show on the road!
OMG... They heard me!
Winging our way north!