After arriving we cruised along the islands for perhaps eight hours. This was taken during that time. Our first picture of Antarctica!
Arrived at our second continent after a very rough two-day Drake Channel Passage. We are on the highest deck and forward. The entire ship had the rolls but for folks up high that was exaggerated. Items fell off dressers and tables. We hid the computer and camera to save them from harm. Even walking about the ship proved difficult, especially for Bird. Nonetheless we arrived in the South Shetland Islands on 28 January at 6 am. We will remain about this continent for eight days. First landing occurred this afternoon amid snow, sleet and rain. Being a couple of wimps we elected to wait for more favorable conditions.
We elected to send this very short post as we know a number of you have been unable to sleep due to anticipating the reveal of our location.
Half Moon KeyThis is early to midafternoon at Half Moon Island. At this point snow, sleet and rain are light. But when our time to depart arrived all three were rather heavy. Recall we ascribe to the wimp family and thus observed the landing from our cabin while sipping on a Bloody Mary.