Saturday, February 19, 2011

Update from Antarctica: Drake Passage, busted generator, gale-force winds....

The boat I'm on is having technical difficulties with its main generator, we're running on an auxiliary shaft generator and heading towards gale-strength weather in the Drake Passage. Are we having fun yet?

Who would have thought that I would be so susceptible to seasickness. Not me. Word of the day? "Drama-mean!"

Our captain says that we will get back to Ushauaia okay, going nine knots an hour in bad weather, and will be there in only two or three days. But still. I HATE being seasick. Seasickness sucks eggs.

PS: Today's scheduled tour of the ancient caldera at Deception Island is off. But that's okay. Penguin poop stinks anyway.