In February 2008 six "geezers"--all over 50 years old-- with two over 70--crewed a 20 meter racing sailboat from Ushuaia, Argentina, down the Beagle Channel and across the deadly Drake Passage to Antarctica--and back. 23 days of 2 on, 4 off watches, 30 foot seas and 25 knot winds. Oh, and we cooked, too! No one gained weight.
The result was a difficult and unique adventure sailing to the bottom of the world. A continent visited by a relative few--and far fewer still by sailboat. This wondrous place full of life, raw and bitter weather, glorious landscapes and sunsets--is being slowly destroyed by global climate change.
A pictorial chronology of an extraordinary place!
My Views Photography has many more of my photos of our wondrous world. Take a look!
I have traveled around the globe for over 40 years, initially for "business" and for the last 15 years to experience the unique cultures, people, places and things that are all part of our wondrous world. http://www.myviewsphotography.com/ During this time I built this aerobatic aircraft and flew it from Washington, DC to Alaska and back--an extraordinary adventure! With the completion of my trip to Antarctica in February 2008 as crew member on a racing sailboat, I've now been on all seven continents. "Sailing to Antarctica: The Whole Story" gallery on this website captures that once-on-a-lifetime experience. Along the way I began to try and save some of the things I saw in photos. Enjoy!