Saturday, March 7, 2015

Cape Horn

After leaving the Falkland Islands we sailed south across the Atlantic Ocean. 
Nearing the Antarctic Peninsula the wind was blowing around 57 knots, and the seas were between 7 and 8 foot. The waves breaking off the bow were spraying the pedestrian deck 7. It was quite exciting to be out walking in those conditions, but then someone with stripes on their shirt discovered that actual salt water might get on someone, so they closed off deck 7. Thanks again princess.
This morning the seas were calmer and deck 7 was open again. At the Ushuaia port lecture, our professor told the crowd that around 5:00 pm today we would be rounding Cape Horn, and he would be doing a commentary from the bridge over the ships PA.
Right on schedule Julio came over the speakers and started naming the islands on the Starboard side of the ship.
We grabbed cameras and headed down to deck 7 to get some photos of the land that is the furthest away from home I have ever been. As we came out on deck you could see land appearing up ahead but what has to be one of the best example of the brilliance and hospital nature of our crew…
Hoping The Wet Paint Signs Are Not Made From The Pages Of Our Passports
Who knew the end of the Continent come first into view on the Starboard side?
Standing of the deck watching the Atlantic turn into the Pacific, and the end of the South American Continent come into view, is unbelievable
Coming Around The Cape
Having been to some very remote places in the North I think living in a light house on the actual cape might be the most remote place on the planet…
Cape Hope Light
It Is All North From Here

1 comment:

  1. I always thought it would be fun to live in a light house.