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Live trip report begins in the beginning of this thread and continues (amid a fair amount of banter) until post #321 here.

Regular trip report begins here.



Other people's trip reports:

@chff: https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=101296.0

@Dan:
Original Post for the trip: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/join-lifetime-kosher-catered-trip-antarctica/
Intro to trip: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/follow-me-to-antarctica/
Part 1: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/trip-notes-antarctica-part-1-buenos-airesplanning-positioning-adventure-lifetime/
Part 2: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/antarctica-trip-notes-part-2-flying-end-world-southernmost-chanukah-party-ushuaia/
Part 3: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/shabbat-shalom-southernmost-shabbos-earth/



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A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
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Author Topic: Live Antarctica Trip Report  (Read 133215 times)

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #560 on: April 26, 2020, 02:27:56 PM »
Do they work well?
It's like the cocktail from COVID, you try a few, and you become the statistic from the study that none works

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #561 on: April 26, 2020, 02:28:42 PM »
Do they work well?
For some (many?), it worked perfectly, no ill effects whatsoever

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #562 on: April 26, 2020, 03:09:20 PM »
For some (many?), it worked perfectly, no ill effects whatsoever

On the way down, sure. For the return most people were quite seasick.

I'll obviously cover this is more detail in the next segment.
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #563 on: April 26, 2020, 03:27:23 PM »
On the way down, sure. For the return most people were quite seasick.

Maybe take a poll? Those that were seasick certainly made more noise

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #564 on: April 26, 2020, 03:29:06 PM »
Those that were seasick certainly made more noise

Dan tells me I was vomiting so loudly he heard it past his noise-cancelling headphones ;D
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #565 on: April 26, 2020, 03:34:15 PM »
[quote author=moish link=topic=99236.msg2235835#msg2235835 date=158792924Those that were seasick certainly made more noise


Dan tells me I was vomiting so loudly he heard it past his noise-cancelling headphones ;D
Lol, there you go

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #566 on: April 26, 2020, 04:43:03 PM »
That's where anti seasick meds come in
Maybe. I've never had good luck with Dramamine for example. I usually get so sick that I'm vomiting until there's nothing left, but maybe there something I don't know about.

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #567 on: April 26, 2020, 04:44:41 PM »
A little too well... once we got back to port, it felt like the dry land was shaking, and the ship had been stable.  ;D
Apparently that's a common side affect of cruising. I know someone who had that feeling for over a week starting 3 days after he got back to land. Nothing he could do besides lie down and wait.

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #568 on: April 26, 2020, 04:51:07 PM »
Dramamine

What's that?



The drake require more serious stuff then Dramamine

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #569 on: April 26, 2020, 04:54:23 PM »
What's that?



The drake require more serious stuff then Dramamine

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #570 on: April 26, 2020, 09:37:14 PM »
Maybe. I've never had good luck with Dramamine for example. I usually get so sick that I'm vomiting until there's nothing left, but maybe there something I don't know about.

Dramamine doesn't stand a chance in the Drake. Almost all of us were wearing prescription-only patches called scopalomine behind our ears. It's quite powerful and can have some minorly unpleasant side effects. Some in our group wore their patches throughout (you have to replace them every few days), while I only wore on the way across the Drake and back, to minimize side effects.

Others wore those wristbands, and others took Dramomine and a bunch of other similar meds. The on-ship doctor had some meds that many in our group used as well. B"H I held up pretty well with the scopalomine patches, but others in the group weren't as fortunate.

Even worse was that the return through the Shake was on the 24-hour Asara b'Teves. Many in the group had heterim to fast for shorter periods of time, but almost all who attempted to eat paid the price. I'll leave it to @Something Fishy to tell it as only he can...

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #571 on: April 26, 2020, 10:33:59 PM »
Even worse was that the return through the Shake was on the 24-hour Asara b'Teves. Many in the group had heterim to fast for shorter periods of time, but almost all who attempted to eat paid the price. I'll leave it to @Something Fishy to tell it as only he can...
Hopefully he can make it work without pictures  ;D

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #572 on: April 26, 2020, 10:40:46 PM »
Hopefully he can make it work without pictures  ;D

I'm putting together a compilation of video clips for this one.

Problem is, editing it is making me nauseous  :P
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #573 on: April 26, 2020, 10:45:58 PM »
I'm putting together a compilation of video clips for this one.

Problem is, editing it is making me nauseous 
Lol, can't wait to read it and watch them.

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #574 on: April 27, 2020, 12:11:18 AM »
Back outside, a leopard seal had gotten comfortable near the penguins:


You didn't manage to capture a kill? Leopard seal snatching a penguin is a rare sight.

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #575 on: April 27, 2020, 12:25:38 AM »
It actually doesn't look like a leopard seal, sure it is?

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #576 on: April 27, 2020, 02:15:01 AM »
It actually doesn't look like a leopard seal, sure it is?

That definitely is NOT a leopard seal - it's an elephant seal.

The only leopard seal of the trip was spotted on Shabbos, so no go on that for our group.

Fixed the typo, thanks.
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #577 on: April 27, 2020, 04:20:29 PM »
Maybe. I've never had good luck with Dramamine for example. I usually get so sick that I'm vomiting until there's nothing left, but maybe there something I don't know about.
When I went shark cage diving they recommended taking motion sickness meds. I thought that meant dramamine. I felt sick the whole time.
However with scop patches and/or promethazine, it was as if I was on dry land

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #578 on: April 27, 2020, 04:20:57 PM »
The only leopard seal of the trip was spotted on Shabbos, so no go on that for our group.
FWIU, the kayakars saw a leopard seal

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #579 on: April 27, 2020, 04:25:37 PM »
When I went shark cage diving they recommended taking motion sickness meds. I thought that meant dramamine. I felt sick the whole time.
However with scop patches and/or promethazine, it was as if I was on dry land
Cool. Good to know.