Last year, I learned about Thrills & Chills at DLMS. It's where you list things that you're happy about and things that you're sad about. Here are my lists for the cruise.
Seeing penguins (and seals, and whales, but especially the penguins)
Riding in a helicopter
Seeing icebergs and glaciers
Making new friends on the ship
Visiting Rothera Station
Learning about Antarctica
Walking on sea ice
Feeling cold so much of the time
Working such long hours (12 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Being away from home for two months
Changing plans so much because of weather and ice conditions
Thanks to all of you for reading the blog. I'm home now - traveling through Chile after the earthquake wasn't as bad as I thought it would be! Special thanks to everyone on the NBP, everyone at DLMS, and the folks at LEEFS for making this happen.
So what happens now? I'm done posting until my next adventure, but you can still reach me at Ms.T.at.Sea@gmail.com.