Written by Anna Atkinson
“Don’t open the door” shouted the Captain, as I pulled on the solid iron handle. I peered outside and saw snow furiously flying horizontally past the window. I could hear the fierce winds howling, adding to the sound of the blizzard outside. Not quite the picture postcard blue skies I’d imagined.
Too cold to go on to our second landing, the Captain and crew decided this was the perfect day to ‘test the boat’ and to see how far south we could go, and really push it towards the Antarctic Circle. I wasn’t convinced and would have settled for a lecture on penguins or explorers – but unfortunately I was in the minority.