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The votes, comments, and ratings are in: this was the best Antarctic season that the Marco Polo has had. The weather was STUNNING. We only had 1 rough crossing through the Drake Passage. My cast received the highest ratings that any cast has ever received on this ship and we’re also the 3rd highest rated cast in the entire fleet. Not bad for the Blue Canoe!!!
And now: the last photos of me & penguins to be posted here! I PROMISE!!!!
I’m on my last cruise to Antarctica & I’m going to miss it. It’s beautiful here & I’ve seen some things that I never expected to see in my lifetime.
BUT crossing the Drake Passage this week was the worst we’ve had all season! The day honestly sucked. There’s no other way to put it! It was so bad that we were even unable to do our shows at night because everything was crashing about & no one could stand in one spot let alone sing & dance around a stage!
Here’s a few more pictures…..they start to look the same after a while! Once this is done we head north to Chile so the scenery will change then!!!
The pic of the boys in red with the brushes is a picture I hope to never be in! These guys are the Antarctic Boot Cleaners. It’s their job to brush the penguin crap off the bottom of everyones boots before they get on a Zodiak back to the ship. BUT they told me that they don’t mind ’cause they get off the ship for the day surrounded by beautiful Antarctica!! I guess it’s not THAT bad! But when you think YOU’VE had a crappy day, just think of these guys!
I’m still in the Antarctica run for another 2 weeks. It’s amazing and I’ll miss it a LOT. It’s a tonne of extra work for us onboard, but it’s totally worth it to think of where I am. My drive to work each morning takes me on a Zodiak boat ride through icebergs as penguins swim by! As you can see in the pics, I don’t always work THAT hard! There are times when I chill on the beach & let the penguins check me out!
So look at the pic of this little guy! His name is Tom. He turns 1 next week. And he’s being inducted into the Guiness Book of World Records as the youngest person to have been on all 7 continents in the world! It was a big deal when he came to Antarctica. He & his parents received a special transport to land one day to have official photos taken to document his visit.
And he’s not even 1 yet!
His parents are so great…kind & gentle & loving. And he is the most wonderful kid! Always quiet, calm, and nothing seems to get him riled up! I guess he’s seen it all & nothing shocks him anymore!
Since I renewed my contract I’ve been bustin’ my rump on this ship! Long days & crazy hours doin’ some of the most ridiculous things that make me laugh when I look at the line on my contract that says “Production Cast Singer”!!
But today as we sailed into Antarctica I realized just what kind of friggin’ cool perks my job has! I walked on the continent of Antarctica today & there really aren’t too many words that can describe it! So I’m hoping some of the photos I took will do the job for me.
It was insane to see the crazy amount of penguins, the icebergs, & the seals just chillin’ on a floating iceberg! And none of them seemed bothered by us at all. The Antarctic expedition team that is with us is truly amazing & they work very hard to preserve the area & respect the natural habitat. Only a limited number of people are able to go ashore at any one time. No garbage whatsoever can be left there. And you’re not able to approach any of the wildlife at all: they can come to you, but you can’t go to them.
And now for the photos: