“Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success.”
– Sir Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic expeditions
“Of the gladdest moments in human life, me thinks is the departure upon a distant journey to unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares and the Slavery of Home, man feels once more happy. The blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood… afresh dawns the morn of life.”
– Sir Richard Burton, an English adventurer of 1800s
(He also translated The Arabian Nights and Kama Sutra)
From me, Natalie:
The only way to sail through the Drake Passage, which is between Southern America and Antarctica, is to remember and keep an eye on your goal – you final destination. Then, the waves do not matter, you just pull through, like pushing yourself along a rope which attached to your final destination. And you make it. You are not scared any more, because you know that your ship is in good hands that know what to do. Thanks M/V Ushuaia and the person who safely took our ship through the Drake Passage.