I made it!

15 Dec

Hey folks,

No, I’m not dead; no I haven’t been arrested staying away on an Antarctic bound ship. But I have officially set foot on Antarctica, twice infact!

The past four days have been full on, they have the saying, “sink or swim”, well the past four days I have felt as though I have had two 10 kg weights tied to each of my ankles, and I’m flailing my skinny little arms around just barely gasping for air as a I get use to this 6 star service. But more on that in coming posts.

So Yep, here’s a couple of photos (and yes I am wearing ladies glasses) from the first landing on Antarctica, was amazing, a desert of whiteness, firstly the beauty hits you, and then just the serenity, the tranquillity, the peacefulness, the silence hits you, I just lay in the snow, reflexed and got consumed by the continent!

Anyway folks, I’m off to bed, it’s been full on, up at 5.15am, in bed just after midnight, breaks during the day, but basically life on the ship consists of work and sleep when you can. I apologise in advance for not replying to emails or comments, I have to pay for internet, and even if I didn’t I just don’t have the time at the moment, but big love to you all. Photo below is of Sich that played the vital part in getting me here.

Nuthin but love Hap

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16 Responses to “I made it!”

  1. crystal December 15, 2009 at 3:36 am #

    Hap,
    They say that a picture is worth a 1000 words and the smile on your face says it all!!! You must be so relieved and ecstatic and dumbfounded all rolled up in one very lucky person. I can’t think of anyone that deserves this as much as you do, my friend:)
    XXOO
    Crystal

    • Mandysue December 15, 2009 at 9:04 am #

      Hallelujah praise the lord Antarctica ticked off the list!!!! Woooooooohooooooo!! It feels like freedom! Oh, I forgot, I´M not the one who´s been trying to get a job there for the past 3 years, but I feel the relief right there with you!! Good on you babe!!! You really lived up to your shirt logo. xoxo

      • Mandysue December 15, 2009 at 9:06 am #

        p.s.
        Nice sunnies

  2. Jo December 15, 2009 at 5:36 am #

    I’m with Crystal – no reply needed Hap this is full props to you and the effort you have made. Well done Dear. Enjoy every moment of it. Your living the dream. Safe travels x

  3. Lynn December 15, 2009 at 10:01 am #

    Hap
    In the words of Ed Hillary ” You knocked the barstard off”
    Kia Kaha.
    Geoff and Lynn
    aka Mum and Dad

  4. Jihee December 15, 2009 at 11:12 am #

    wow, good on ya! you finally made it!
    we were updated from mandy Sue (hahaha i love call her like this) and your blug!
    welldone , mate, and i am proud of ya, (eventhough you look like a wee korean kid after shaving off your dreads! hahaha) ! congratulation again! keep us posted! you super star!
    xoxoxo

    • Hap December 19, 2009 at 10:23 am #

      hahaha, yeah I love 10 years younger for sure. Big love to you too Ji and that minger boyfriend of yours. I hope the land of dongjibs is going well for the both of you.
      Nuthin but love Hap

  5. Vikky December 15, 2009 at 11:40 am #

    No words Hap… So so happy for you.
    Let me know when you’re back in Ushuaia, I’ll interview you again! 😀

    • Hap December 19, 2009 at 10:22 am #

      Hey Vicky,
      Looks like I may not even get off the ship when in Port! Or if i do will be only for an hour! But will let you know, I’m not sure what day it is today but we have just started crossing back over the Drake Passage so will be back in 2 days.
      OK, will catch up at some point in the coming months, if not this time round, keen as for a mate and an interview.
      I hope Ushuaia is all good and you having fun with your guests
      Hap

  6. Andrea December 15, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    Wohoo!!!! Well done mate!

  7. fiona cutler December 16, 2009 at 12:08 am #

    Yahoooooooooo!!!!! Assa!!!! So proud of ya bro! Lap it up! xoxo

  8. Bella Dorward December 16, 2009 at 12:42 am #

    YYYYEEEEEEAAAAAHHHHH HAP!!!! Freakin awesome!!!!! xxx

  9. Paul Matthews December 16, 2009 at 2:06 am #

    Booooo Yaaaa!

  10. Katie December 16, 2009 at 1:13 pm #

    Go HAP! YEAH BOI
    Let me know if you’re ever in my neck of the woods.
    Katie :)x

    • Hap December 19, 2009 at 10:16 am #

      Awesome to hear from ya Katie, will do.
      NBL Hap

  11. Geoff December 16, 2009 at 4:42 pm #

    Hola Hap
    Really impressed with this Gen Y stuff!
    Woooooooohooooooo!! Wohoo!!!!Yahoooooooooo!!!!! Assa!!!!YYYYEEEEEEAAAAAHHHHH HAP!!!!Booooo Yaaaa

    YaBaYaBaDaba Bro …Oarsome Effort!
    Adios G

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