Wednesday 4 January 2012

Turn around day and a cause for celebration

Its Wednesday and its Ushuaia, this means only one thing, turn around day- we say fond farewell to our friends that have travelled with us to the Islas Malvinas, South Georgia, South Orkney and to the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. We wish you all a safe journey back home and look forward to seeing you again one day!

Our new friends are arriving, curious of what is going to lie ahead of them, anxious to get going. The start of the journey is in Ushuaia, the southernmost city of the world, approximately 3000km south of Buenos Aires. It started as a colony of prisoners and today is a bustling vibrant city.

For our own reasons, today is a special day to celebrate. Our humble blog started 1000 entries ago. If you have been following our blog, do you remember how it all started? The first blog entries were done by Steffen and Karin, and how it has grown over the years into the detailed and fancy creation it is today.

The expedition team takes great pride in creating different entries each day, some may say somewhat competitively. But today it is blog entry ONE THOUSAND! And I actually wonder how many beautiful pictures were published in the blog as well during 1000 entries… over 3000 or more? What a great book that actually would be make if we just decided to print it!

Today, both Expedition Leaders of Fram (Anja &Karin) would like to say a tremendous THANK YOU to the staff that write the blog after their working hours, for all the sweat that you put into it, the thoughts, the pictures and the creativity! To you our dear readers, thank YOU for following us no matter where we are, be it in the North or South or Ports in between. We look forward to regaling you with our adventures over the next 1000 entries.