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    Crossing the Drake Passage is...

    by DeAnnF Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Crossing the Drake Passage is quite an experience. I wore a seasickness patch, but still felt ill. Most of the passengers were seasick. Only one passenger didn't take any sort of medication to help with the rough seas. The patch wasn't enough for me. The onboard doctor gave me an additional pill to take. I basically slept most of the first two days. I would try to make it to meals, but only lasted long enough to grab some crackers or maybe have some soup. Luckily I was able to keep down what little food I ate. I just felt nauseous and it felt a lot better to just lie down in bed. I think I was about average on the scale of how seasick I was. The onboard doctor told me that there were some passengers who were worse off and couldn't even get out their beds. There were others who were able to last through meals. The doctor was wonderful, he would check on my roommate and me and even brought us ice-cream one night. My suggestions would be to definitely get the patch, (although on our ship they had extra ones) and just be prepared to spend the first few days in bed. Unpack your things as soon as you board and put your crucial items where they are easily accessible. Once you get to the Islands and the Peninsula, the sea is very calm and flat.

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    Crevasses

    by frankcanfly Written Dec 24, 2004

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    Sometimes, these look small, but they often are larger underneath.

    The closer you step to the edge, the thinner the ice is below you.

    Do not cross this line

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