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The Drake Passage, Day 1
Crossing the Circle, Antarctica 2011

Gorgeous light as we sailed the Beagle ChannelGorgeous light as we sailed the Beagle Channel (April Killingsworth)
Our first of three days sailing the infamous Drake Passage. Thankfully, I had gotten a prescription from our doctor for the patch. I have a terrible time with motion sickness & the patch was a lifesaver! Hosea, on the other hand...not as lucky! We ended up calling the ship's doctor, Dr. Fiona, and she was able to give him some stronger medication than the over-the-counter stuff he was taking. He ended up spending most of the Drake Passage days lying in his bunk while I attended the lectures on my own.

Our cabin was very narrow & small but had 2 portholes and lots of ingenious storage compartments. The bunks were more comfortable than I anticipated!

Today's lectures: Seabirds of the Southern Ocean, Secrets of Polar Photography, Shackleton & the Greatest Expedition of the Heroic Age and Whales of the Southern Ocean. It was exciting to hear about all of the amazing creatures we were about to see!

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