“It is Monday December 17th. The temperature is 2 degrees outside, the winds are 11 knots and the skies are cloudy. We are currently anchored at Danco Island. Good morning.” Julio says.

It is day 6 onboard the MS Expedition and this is my morning ritual. Julio Preller, the expedition leader wakes me up over the ship intercom system and my dad and I slowly come to life. Each morning I have the exciting revelation that I am still in Antarctica and no matter how little sleep I had thanks to the midnight sun – I start my morning excited, happy, and thankful to be here – sharing this moment with my father.

“Mother Nature is in charge.” Julio said during his first welcome aboard presentation when we were disembarking Ushuaia. When cruising the Antarctic you really don’t know what each day will hold and weather can dictate the route and schedule – but so far we have been very lucky. We’ve had a dose of everything – sun, blue skies, snow, poor visibility, and wind.

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