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Cruising the Drake Passage - Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Traverse the Polar Front which marks the area where waters from the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans meet. Could be tricky!

We had a good night's sleep and awoke to quite a swell, about 4 to 5 metres.  I have put my motion sickness wrist bands on, have a patch behind my ear and have taken a sea sick pill given to me by the Travel Doctor.  The swell is about four to five metres and we had very strong winds 45 kph.

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It is quite difficult to walk around without holding on to something.  We had room service for breakfast and as the day wore on and the sea got rougher, we decided to order lunch in too.  I have been dozing all day which has been good for my motion sickness, plus all the medication, I think I am going to get through this day without being sick!  Yeah!!!

Rikus had noticed that we weren't around today so he called in this afternoon to see if we were okay.  We are both feeling pretty good.  Phil is one hundred per cent okay and I am aware of the motion and have only been eating lightly and only drinking water.

I am now getting hungry which is a good sign, but we are having room service this evening and we should both be fìne tomorrow.

Rikus said that a lot of people have been sick.  Also, we are happy to stay in our lovely, roomy cabin because it is quite dangerous to walk around when the ship is rocking from side to side.

The sea is calming now and by 2am tomorrow we'll be at the Shetland Islands.

We were invited to a Private Cocktail Party this evening with the Captain. The guests from the 6th floor suites were invited but the evening has been postponed because of the rough seas.  Good idea.  I was wondering how to be social and at the same time, hold a drink and not fall over!

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Posted by gaddingabout 17:43 Archived in Argentina

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