Diana Dru Botsford

Antarctica Journal – Day Four

Antarctica Journal – Day Four

January 1, 2011 Noon location en route from Aitcho Position 62° 27.4′ S, 059° 37.8′ W Air temperature 7º C/45° F Wind Speed/direction Force 3, southeasterly An overcast day.  Low ceiling.  Flat light.  A...




Antarctica Journal – Day Three

Antarctica Journal – Day Three

December 31, 2010 Noon location southern Drake Passage Position 61° 26′ S, 060° 11′ W Sea Air temperature 4º C/39° F Wind Speed/direction Force 5, west-southwesterly It’s nearly impossible to sleep while passing through...




Antarctica Journal – Day Two

Antarctica Journal – Day Two

Thursday, 30th December At Sea – Drake Passage Position at 8am 90 nautical miles southeast of Cape Horn Position at Noon 57° 18.1´ S, 064º 07.7´ W Wind speed/direction Force 4, westerly ‘I now...




Antarctica Journal – Day One

Antarctica Journal – Day One

December 29, 2010 START: DALLAS to BUENOS AIRES BUENOS AIRES to USHUAIA BOARD THE POLAR STAR!!! 54° 48.5′ South, 066° 17.9′ West Wind speed/direction Force 3 east southeast It’s been at least 72 hours...