Tuesday, March 8, 2011


7 March 2011



Finally we are on our way to the vast white continent – Antarctica. Ours is the little boat in front!!!!

In 1978 hubby and I came very close to taking our young family for a flight over Antarctica. Hubby had always been fascinated by this big white wild continent. We saw and advertisement for flights over the continent. We ummed and ahhed but in the end we felt the price didn’t justify such an experience. Instead we took the family for a five month trip to Europe over the European autumn and winter. Everyone thought we were crazy to travel with three children, one of whom was only 18monts, but it was one of the best things we ever did. It was also the start of our passion to travel. Amongst those who know us we are often referred to as the nomads.

However our dream to see this vast continent never died. For the last 8 or so years we had begun to explore opportunities to do so again. Suddenly last October an opportunity presented itself that was just too good to be true. An email was forwarded to us several days before the closing date about this trip being organized to Antarctica by the World Lithuanian Amateur Alpine Skiing Association. We couldn’t believe that it also offered a possible opportunity to ski there. The price was also unbelievable compared to what is on offer from Australian based tour groups. So we bit the bullet and decided to go regardless that the timing was right off with our upcoming move as well. Next we had to organize flights to South America to meet the group. Again things fell into place. Several days after getting a quote for a travel agent Qantas had their big 90th birthday sale and we got our two tickets for slightly more than the price of one ticket quoted earlier on the same flight. It was just meant to be.

So here we are ready to go onboard the Ushuaia.

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