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The Drake Passage - Thursday, 26 February 2015

overcast 5 °C

Woke up this morning and the sea was still wild - 6 metre swell - and the boat was rocking from side to side and up and down.  I was feeling okay so had some breakfast and immediately went back to bed to lie down to ride out this bad weather.

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Apparently a lot of people are not feeling very well and are staying in their cabins today.

Got up for a light lunch and am staying up now because we are entering the Beagle Channel which is reported to be calmer than the Drake Passage.

This has been the last expedition voyage for the season and we have been very lucky.  We were able to go ashore twice a day and the last few expeditions were not able to have the champagne on the ice landing, because they couldn't find a suitable landing point.  We did it all!

We drank our bottle of Mumm Champagne that was in our cabin on arrival.  We invited Sally, Rikus, Clive and Jeanette to join us and then Clive and Jeanette stayed and had dinner with us.  We had a lovely time with great food and wine and stimulating conversation.

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We have now arrived in Ushuaia and most of the current passengers are packing for their departure tomorrow.  It will be sad saying goodbye to some of them.

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Posted by gaddingabout 17:42 Archived in Antarctica

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