Last night, we went to the outer decks to photograph a sky filled with streaks of lightning. It was absolutely beautiful as flashes of light silhouetted Seabourn Quest.
Soon after we set up our cameras, however, the wind picked up and it began to rain. The wind became stronger and stronger, reaching gale force and pushing sheets of rain horizontally.
We were mostly sheltered from the rain but caught in the storm nonetheless, and the only way out was to brave the elements, descending a few stairs to seek refuge inside.
Only a few seconds of exposure on those stairs, and our clothes were soaking wet.
Mother Nature had reminded that she can be fickle and fierce, and for three wet sailors, she had set the tone for our Antarctic adventure. — Ralph Grizzle, avidcruiser.com