Gourdin Island, Antarctica
My last post was about a month ago, from the very southern tip of South America. I was looking for a last minute deal to the Antarctic but I never intended to go to Falkland and South Georgia. I was not prepare to pay that much money to be sea sick. However, a combination of a good price and a good salesman, and voila, money flew out of my credit card and I was on my way.
I will say that the trip far exceed my expectation. I saw a lot of birds, starting with black-browed albatross in the Falkland, to king penguins in South Georgia, to just more penguins in the Antarctica. Then, there is the spectacular landscape of South Georgia and Antarctica. I have broken down the 18 day journey into 3 sections; Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica. Just click on each location for the summary.
On the topic of sea sickness; I never got that bad. I was blessed with calm seas (by southern Atlantic and Drake Passage standard) and pharmaceutical help. I was also blessed with sunny weather (yes, I came home with a tan). Between Torres del Paine, Ushuaia, and this trip, I think I used up all my weather karma.
All I can say is “go if you ever have the chance”. It is well worth it.
Larsen Harbour, South Georgia