Part 5 – Fun and Fitness

In the small amount of relatively free time we had on the ship we kept each-other entertained in many inventive ways. .. One of the best things about free time was discovering people's hidden talents. None of us are one dimensional. We are all scientists/STEMM but we are all much more. We are all women …

Penguins!

Penguins Video We saw Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie penguins. These birds are icons of Antarctica and they are truly fantastic.  They have wings, but cannot fly, but are at their best in the water, but rely on the land for breeding and nesting. They were a wonder to observe. We had serious discussions before and …

PART 3: THE DRAKE PASSAGE

Somewhere...beyond the sea... Boarding the Ushuaia ship with my mascot Edith the willow Gentoo Penguin (more on her soon). Ready to weather the storm... The Drake Passage is a stretch of the Southern Ocean between South America and the Antarctic Peninsula. Driven by the rushing circumpolar winds, the Drake is one of the roughest stretches …

Day 2: The Ship

30 Days of Thank you Day 2: The Ship View of the MV Ushuaia from Gentoo penguin colony on Poulet Island, south of the Antarctic Peninsula. During the 3 week journey around the Antarctic Peninsula I had the pleasure on living the MV Ushuaia. The Ushuaia was described by the captain as “Not the prettiest …

Day 1: The Team

30 Days of Thank you Day 1: The Team Hello Supporters and Happy New Year! Edith (my penguin mascot) and I visiting a Gentoo Penguin colony. A week ago I arrived back from Antarctica. (After some rest and decompression) I am excited to share as much as I can with you. It’s hard to know …