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Antarctica Adventure with Sea Kayaking
Polar Pioneer next to The National Geographic Explorer
Our family came to kayak in Antarctica. So we had an additional agenda to fulfill. Kayaking around the icebergs of this great continent. So many moments that seemed so surreal.
The Beautiful Ushuaia
We traveled to Ushuaia
A place we had never been before
All we knew was that it was at the tip of Argentina
And the place that we were to begin our Antarctica tour
Flying into this beautiful city
Our family gasped, for as far as we could see
Were snow-capped mountains, and a town so colorful and quaint,
A picture perfect village by the sea
The Adventure Begins
The Polar Pioneer moved slowly into The Beagle Channel
Ushuaia became only a beautiful memory
We spent hours getting to know the layout of our ship
And introducing ourselves to our Polar Pioneer family
And so began our journey on The Drake Passage
The roughest waters that we will have ever been on
But we were fortunate that the wind was behind us …
Are We There Yet?
As we await our first sighting of our destination,
This dream, we all hold so dear,
We have time for a learning session or two
Jenny, our biologist, has our undivided attention, as we wait to hear
Lessons about the albatross and seabirds
That will accompany us on our voyage on the sea
We'll learn about the different penguins and their …
We all gathered again in the lecture room
There was much to learn in this briefing today
As we were going to have our first Antarctica landing
The start of great things that will surely come our way
That meant one thing, and one thing only
We are getting closer to Antarctica, for sure
And looming in the distance was a majestic scene
Kayakers Take To Their Boats
Our family came to kayak in Antarctica
So we had an additional agenda to fulfill
Kayaking around the icebergs of this great continent
So many moments that seemed so surreal
Each and every iceberg was individual in creation
Their curves and crevices, undefined
Every color hue of blue you've ever seen
And nestled on top, you never knew which …
No Kayaking Today!
Bad weather forced the kayakers to not venture out
So, we took zodiacs to Port Lockroy, the British Post Office and Base
We shopped for all kinds of Antarctica memorabilia
And mailed our post cards to each and every worldly place
It was blistering cold outside
And the snow was falling all around
But these penguins and their chicks
Nothing Better than Celebrating a Birthday in Antarctica!
We woke-up to a rocking of the ship
Strong winds were the forecast of the day
But little could put a damper on this December 23rd,
My daughter's 24th birthday!
This was the night that we were to camp on Antarctica
Definitely, an adventure that we were looking forward to
But with the snow and wind, and no clearing in sight
There was much …
Christmas Eve's Excursions
Today is a bit snowy
But it doesn't stop us from doing what we do best
Get on those Polar Pioneer zodiacs
And visit the Gentoo penguins and their nests
There's no walking on that brown path
The Penguin Highway it is called
So we maneuver through the knee-deep snow
As we try our best not to fall
A humpback whale, up close and personal
Gave the …
Hooray! It's Christmas Day!
Last night's Christmas Eve festivities
Swapping of presents and much celebrating in the bar
Made getting-up at 5:00am this Christmas day
One of the hardest get-up-and-go mornings, by far
Deception Island is our Christmas adventure
How bizarre to be in a volcano, I can surely say
Some of us chose to hike to this cliff top
And once there, the …
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