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Finally fell asleep around 11 p.m. Central time last night and awoke to my morning ritual - the Today show. All is well with the world when the day starts out with cheery Meredith Viera, Matt Lauer and Al Roker. How in the world am I going to live without my morning ritual (staff breakfast is at 7 a.m.)? I feel like I'm on the slow spiral down …
... as 51 degrees one afternoon. We took off our coats when we were on hikes it was so warm. Third was the lack of vegetation. All animals on Antarctica live off the sea. We were asked to be very careful about stepping on vegetation as it will take up to 200 years to grow back.
Do you have diving suits? We took swim suits but no diving suits.
How beautiful was it there? To a young lady I would say it was ...
... a new suitcase at Wal-mart and put it on the table in the dining room. What does one pack? Today Topeka is -8 degrees, three layers. Santiago, Chile is 86 degrees, definitely a swimming suit. The South Pole in Antarctica is -11. This requires layers, a swimming suit, long underwear, jeans, a sweatshirt and two coats....and a flask of Scotch. (Make that Vodka, to share ...
My friend Lorraine McEwen says "Three of anything is a collection!" So now we have a penguin collection: A stuffed penguin from Jill Baker, a penguin birthday card from Lella Martin, and a windup plastic toy penguin from Joanie Underwood. Guess we'll have to keep collecting :).
The M/V Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable vessel. She was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland, and her ice-strengthened hull is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica. The M/V Ocean Nova has capacity for 68 passengers accommodated in comfortable outside cabins, all with private facilities,including dedicated single, twin and triple cabins. In addition ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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