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My Antarctic Diary

24th Februrary

24th Februrary

Hi everybody, the seas got much bigger overnight. so the boat is rocking and rolling but ( touch wood ) I don’t feel seasick. Everyone staggers around the ship hanging on to rails all the time. The ocean is very dark blue and glittering. Its still not very cold, though the wind drives you inside ...
23rd February

23rd February

Hi everyone, and welcome to all the new people who have emailed me. It’s a grey day today with calm seas and we are still chugging across this huge ocean, with about nine days to go until we reach the ice. This morning I wandered around the ship taking photographs of all the signs. There are sign...
22nd February

22nd February

Hi everybody, it doesn’t really feel as though I’m on my way to Antarctica. It feels more like I am on a floating health farm, fabulous food, great gym, no stresses or worries. It has been foggy all day today with calm seas but even so I am very careful about going on deck. It’s such a big ocean ...
21st February

21st February

Hello everyone, its about 5.00pm on my first day at sea. We are 200 nautical miles south-west of Hobart in fairly calm seas. I’m still finding my sea legs but haven’t been sick. The anti-seasick tablets make me very sleepy and I had a delicious sleep last night, feeling snug and safe in my bunk a...