Where Is Safari Gal Family

Where Is Safarigal?

Damoy Point

It was our group’s turn to be first off the ship today, and we were due to proceed to the zodiac’s at 7:00. I am not an early riser, but if I can be up at 5:00 AM when I am on safari, I can certainly be ready to see penguins by 7:00. We were dressed and ready to go...

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Peterman Island

It is not every day that you wake up to an iceberg outside your window. I knew that this was going to be a very special day. There are 221 passengers on board the Silver Cloud, and we have been divided into 8 groups for the purpose of planning zodiac trips. In...

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Drake Passage Day 2

If we are near to the driest place on earth, why is it snowing? There is a valley in the south of Antarctica that hasn’t had precipitation in over a million years. So I am wondering where all of this snow comes from. So far the Drake Passage has been very...

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Drake Passage Day 1

We seem to be in a better spot for wifi, and Brian has shown me how to reduce the size of my photos, so I am giving it a go at reposting with a few photos. Well there was certainly some motion during the night, but really not much more than you would expect on a...

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Santiago Day 2

I stopped by the Silversea desk to see if the welcome letters were available yet, and I was asked to come back in an hour. We decided not to wait, and walked to the Hop On Hop Off Bus stop at the mall, and bought our tickets for the bus and the cable car...

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Santiago Day 1

The flight from Dallas to Santiago was long, but uneventful, apart from not being able to have any of my chosen entrées for dinner. Note to self – order your meals in advance for your next flight. Customs and immigration were very efficient. Despite filling out a...

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And We’re Off!

We took off from Portland on an early morning flight. There was a thin layer of fog over the Columbia River and the airport, but we quickly rose above it. Suddenly there were Mt St Helens and Mt Adams outside the window. Dawn was breaking and casting a pink glow on...

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The Preparations

Packing for an expedition is never fun. And this has been quite the ordeal as far as I am concerned. Having the correct clothes for a vacation has always been a big deal for me, and over the years I like to think I have perfected the art of selecting the perfect...

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Prologue

Back in 2019 my friend Deirdre had said in passing, “do you want to go to Antarctica with us?”. Quite honestly I had never thought of going there. I do not like cold weather, and Alaska in summer is about as cold as I want to be if I can avoid it. As the first...

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Photos from Around the Ship

It isn't over til it's over. Here is a random collection of photos we took on our cruise – hopefully they help capture an idea of what the ship was like: Decks 6 & 7 The Dock Sip (Champagne Bar) Daily Schedule Casino Tattoo Parlor Roundabout Shops Coffee Place...

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Disembarkation

When we woke up, there was no doubt that we were back in Miami. We had our final breakfast in the open area at the back of the ship next to the Galley. It was hot, humid, and noisy. At least the road noise drowned out the music. And as we were headed to the cool,...

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