Arrived in Ushuaia

I’ve added in a couple of extra photos from our last day in Buenos Aires where we came across dancers who were keen to have their photos taken.  We went to the Planetarium and sat in a show that demonstrated how the GPS and computer mouse works with satellites and how the stars are aligned but unfortunately it was in Spanish so I couldn’t understand a word of it !!.   We then met up with a brilliant Tango dancer who was from Dublin  I have the video of that in Facebook.  I haven’t conquered the videos here yet.

I’ve also put a couple of photos from my IPhone in Facebook of Ushuaia .

We met up with the passengers and Laurent who is heading the expedition.  We will all be on ice watch!  Henk our captain was still preparing the boat and Charlie the first mate who was meant to join us last night may have got waylaid by an Ushuaian lass!! Don’t know if we’ll get to know any more about that.

Henk :  the Capt was a photographer in Amsterdam and has moved to Ushuaia.  HE has done a number of passages and thankfully is a very experienced .. no nonsense .. safe captain.

Charlie; our crew member who we met briefly on the boat has done the trip before however since he was waylaid I haven’t got much more information about him yet.

Laurent; the Team leader is originally from Switzerland and is a photographer with experience  from Mount Everest to both the poles.   He appears to be the diplomat of the team!   Its worth liking his facebook page to see what a miserable life he leads.  ‘Laurent Dick.’

Massismo ..Max   was a financier and has given it all up to do photography.  He has been travelling and publishing photos for the past six months.   We’ve already had an argument because he has a yellow jacket.  I thought everyone would be in red and  that was why I bought yellow.   For those of you who remember Alain Delon this is who would be cast in his role.

Priscilla Patrick is a radio announcer and famous throughout Malaysia, has been on the Alaska tour with Laurent and loved it so much she has joined for this one.  A feisty lady who also sings and I feel a little bit of competition here!  She travels two weeks in every three months.

Chris wins the prize for diversity in his job  He is originally from Brighton I don’t think he is related to the Brighton boy from the graveyard,  (Previous post! )  He told me he worked in Northern Ireland and I naturally assumed it was in the army but he was a trapeze artist then .  He went on to be a diving instructor and is now a paramedic.

Doug was also in the finance business originally but now owns a hotel in Yosemite.  He started his photographic interest when he took a mud motorbike trail over Mongolia. ( or somewhere exotic like that. )

And Pat and I who y’all know and love so well.

If there is anyone out there who has access to a libel lawyer please send a note as accuracy is not my forte and nor is filtering!!

One of the guests got prescriptions for Ondestron and phenagren for the trip  I’m disappointed he didn’t include morphine to accompany them and we could have had a three day opium ride in the fare.  I think its a given that the Drake passage is a difficult one and we should be prepared for sea sickness.  That just reminds me of the time I was so sea sick going up to Norway and Norman came out and told me he knew the cure for sea sickness.  .. sitting under a tree,   Somehow I wasn’t amused.

Until then! bye



Published by janeoconnor2000

Nurse, Singer/Guitar player. Sailing instructor traveling around any way possible.

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