We finally set sail to the Antarctica. We ran into a old friend, our room attendant from the Panama Canal cruise Raquel. Fun to see old friends. Raquel and Lance got into a debate about the American Idol show and Raquel won. Our first day of getting acquainted and settled in on the boat. We had a cocktail party to push off from Ushuaia. Here are a few photos of that. We are in the middle of Drakes passage and it is pretty calm. Tomorrow will be another day at sea and then the expedition begins. Had a nice dinner tonight with several couples we met and our Geologist lecturer Juan Restrepo.
Boat across the way was the Le Boreal that was also bound for the Antarctica.The Le Boreal is behind us. We are all heading to the same place. We met a couple at the airport who is on that boat. I wouldn’t be surprised to run into them on the ice.