Antarctica. The word still brings smiles to our faces and a jolt of experience adrenaline. It triggers emotions and evokes images of our journey south of the Antarctica Circle earlier this year.
Antarctica excites others, too. We receive a lot of emails about it: asking us about our tour, details regarding how to book, what to bring, when to go.
But earlier this week we received an unusual email. A man had booked an Antarctica tour with his wife, but she read an article we’d written on our rocky ride through the Drake Passage and was now a little freaked out by the journey. He wanted to know when we had taken our trip and was looking for something to give his wife some reassurance.
I tried to alleviate fears (our trip was later in the season, which brings a higher chance of storms); I offered advice on seasickness remedies and motion sickness bands.
But, I still felt bad that our piece could spark additional anxiety. I offer the following panorama as the second part of my response.
Yes, the Drake Passage will always be the Drake Passage. It’s rough. But once you’ve earned your stripes, this is what awaits you. Antarctica stuns. It’s worth the rough seas — even epically rough seas — to get there.
Panorama: The Sun Comes Out at Prospect Point
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