Storing the Images (and Thoughts of Cold) for Back Home
January 16, 2005 | 12:00
We awoke this morning in time to see the passage through the Lemaire Channel. The ship threaded its way through narrow passages, bergs and light pack ice on the way to Paradise Bay. We arrived late morning and crowded into the zodiacs for the trip to shore. We landed at a temporarily unoccupied Argentine scientific station and quickly began a steep climb to the top of a small foothill. From the top of the hill, we had an amazing view of the entire bay. Some of us took a few moments to contemplate the surroundings, storing the images (and thoughts of cold) for back home.
After we finished our time at the top, it was time to head back down the hill - the fast way. A few started sliding down the hill seated, making great use of the snow pants. As more people started sliding the track got faster, and a bit bumpier. Having reached the bottom, we started back up to relive the experience, some of us many times. When we got back to the ship we were tired, WET, and in some cases, a bit sore.
Matthew Staman '92