Hello lovely ladies,
Gosh it seems like ages since I last managed to post anything, as some of you will know I have been on a 'bucket list' adventure to Antarctica!! In fact, I'm not even home yet. We are currently in a Port in Uruguay, which is our first land since leaving the beautiful white continent 5 days ago. The weather in the famous Drake's Passage was favourable on the outward journey but not so much coming back, so much so we had to miss our scheduled landing in The Falklands. I can now say I have experienced (& survived) Beaufort 12 winds in open sea (that's hurrricane force) and, it seems, I was born for life at sea...not a jot of sea sickness!
Anyway, it may take me a while to catch up with everyone's news but please know you have all been in my thoughts. Especially as I was sat one day, having a quiet moment on a small icy beach off the south Shetland islands with thousands of Gentoo and Adelie penguins waddling around me...the joy of being there was somewhat overwhelming.
Another positive to this trip has been that on the whole, I have managed to forget about my medical concerns. I've continued to have very irregular bleeding and pains come and go (packing my hot water bottle was a god send!) but being in such a magestic land has been a wonderful, wonderful distraction! I have an ultrasound scan this coming Monday and a follow up with my Onc a week Thurs to see how this latest new 'growth' is doing, which was found back in late Nov. I'm hoping whatever it was has decided to go on it's own little vacation and won't be prancing around on the scan this time!
My love and best wishes to you all and sending you some beautiful sunshine all the way from this little Uruguayan port. I shall post my fav penguin photo just as soon as I've had the time to trawl through the 10,000 pictures I've taken!! 😆🐧 in the meantime, here's one of hubby & I in all our expedition gear ready for our first step onto the 7th continent!