WindyIt’s a little less than three months till the date I’ve set when I’ll set out on my hike. Lots of other people preparing for this hike are spending the time researching gear, dehydrating food for the Trail, and getting in shape.

I choose to listen to a different drummer. Instead of doing all that useful preparation and endurance building stuff, we’re off to the ends of the world on a cruise. Mary was researching travel options and deals (cause that’s what she does) and found one for a trip to South America and points south. Points south, of course, meaning Antarctica. Prior to this trip we had visited six of the seven continents, but as we’re both completionists, we just had to score the seventh. Yes, we are just that insane.

So I could write a lot about the trip, but I’d rather just let some pics do the thousand word thing.

Antarctic Explorer

Completely Non-Famous Antarctic Explorer

Blue Skies 1

A Beautiful Day Down South

Blue Skies 3

And This is the Summer!

Chinstrap Chicks

Chinstrap Penguin Chicks

Blue Skies 2

Some Days it Really Does Pay to Roll Out of Bed


This Guy Was Sneaking Up Behind Me


The Red Stuff Isn’t Mud

Leopard Seal

Leopard Seal

More Seals

Hey, More Seals!


And Some Killer Whales

Sailing Bark

I Doubt This Ship Was Quite as Comfortable as Ours


I Was Hoping He Was Going to Somersault Over the Guy Laying Down, But He Just Went Around

Suspicious Looks

Moms Giving Me the Evil Eye

The Quest

About Time to go Back to the Ship for a Hot Toddy


All Ashore!

All Ashore!




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