Wednesday 2 February 2011

A dream comes true

Our passengers have been looking forward to this trip for such a long time. And today the dream came true. They reached Ushuaia, the southernmost city of the world and the starting point for our Antarctic trip. MV FRAM was already waiting for us in the harbor. After a short check in process we went to our cabins, and became familiar with the FRAM as it will be our home for the next two weeks. Everyone is tired after the long flights to this end of the world, but we all attended the safety drill and the captains welcome in our Panorama Lounge. Anja, the expedition leader introduced us to her team, but we will need at least one more day to figure out who is who.

Without any wind we are now motoring through the Beagle Channel. The last trees for the next weeks are passing by. As darkness falls most of us have only one wish at the moment: to go to bed and be prepared for an hopefully exciting day in the Drake Passage tomorrow.