As we paddled beside icebergs surrounded by calving glaciers on the icy blue waters of Paradise bay in Antarctica, I thought to myself, how will I ever top this day?
We had spent the morning paddling through thick brash ice to make our way out to the calm waters of Neko Harbour. It was thrilling and exhilarating and by far our best day of paddling yet on our Quark Expeditions tour to Antarctica. We then visited more gentoo and chinstrap penguins on shore before heading back to the ship for one of the most exciting yet ridiculous moments of our life.
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I didn’t want to do it. I looked for every excuse leading up and during to our voyage to Antarctica trying to justify why it would be ok if I didn’t take the Polar Plunge.
But what we were really excited to see was the sculpture of a whale skeleton that someone put together years ago.
The day was sunny and bright at Patong Beach in Phuket as we waited for our ride to start our kayaking safari with John Gray Sea Canoe.
I was mesmerized by the icebergs in Antarctica- each unique like a snowflake.
Sure – they smell…badly – but I found the odor pretty easy to overlook in light of their general adorableness.
First rule of ‘Kayak Club’ in Antarctica is that you are not late to kayak club meetings. The second rule of kayak club is that you ARE NOT late to kayak club meetings.
I had made up my mind, I wasn’t going to do it. Nope. Not doing it.