We're flying out today from Punta Arenas to the Falkland Islands to meet our ship, the Vavilov. It's an active Russian hydro-acoustic research ship that's leased out to OneOcean Expeditions in the tourist seasons for Arctic and Antarctic cruises. Unsurprisingly it's not a particularly luxurious ship, but this is an expedition, not a Caribbean vay-cay so … Continue reading Ship Ahoy!
Our Antarctic adventure starts at the very bottom of South America in the Chilean town of Punta Arenas. It's a fairly plain, working-type place without much to recommend it except for its excellent air connections and relative nearness to the gorgeous Torres Del Paine National Park. It's thus fairly well-stocked with outdoor adventure shops for … Continue reading Punta Arenas
After a very long year of a not-quite-yet recovery from an ankle injury I'm finally on a trip! I'm terribly excited as I usually travel in the summer to avoid the furnace-like heat of the Desert but this year I was firmly glued to my couch, foot in the air, enviously following my friends' adventures … Continue reading Finally A Trip!
Just a little test post to figure out how this new blog site works. My old blog app stopped being supported by Apple, or something technical like that, so I’m auditioning a new blogging platform and I hope this one will be as easy to use as Blogger was. My old blog can still be … Continue reading My first blog post