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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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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.

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #580 on: April 28, 2020, 01:12:33 AM »
Scop patch worked fine for me as well, it's practically a requirement for the drake. The tricky part was that it made you very thirsty and as one of the few kayakers on the trip, you had to be able to go hours without using the facilities...

As @Traveler718 said, those who were machmir on the 24 hour fast were quickly rewarded and those who were not paid dearly...
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #581 on: April 28, 2020, 01:16:36 AM »
Scop patch worked fine for me as well, it's practically a requirement for the drake. The tricky part was that it made you very thirsty and as one of the few kayakers on the trip, you had to be able to go hours without using the facilities...

As @Traveler718 said, those who were machmir on the 24 hour fast were quickly rewarded and those who were not paid dearly...
Oy, I'd probably have fasted even if it weren't a fast day. I know that getting nocious when fasting is way better than having to throw up.

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #582 on: April 28, 2020, 01:27:28 AM »
Oy, I'd probably have fasted even if it weren't a fast day. I know that getting nocious when fasting is way better than having to throw up.
Ever heard of bile vomiting? I'm having flashbacks of my experiences of this as a teenager on fast days.

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #583 on: April 28, 2020, 01:27:57 AM »
Oy, I'd probably have fasted even if it weren't a fast day. I know that getting nocious when fasting is way better than having to throw up.
That's why i was surprised only about a dozen of us fasted.
It was the worst day at sea, but the fasters were doing better than the others.
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #584 on: April 28, 2020, 01:29:00 AM »
Ever heard of bile vomiting? I'm having flashbacks of my experiences of this as a teenager on fast days.
No, I haven't. In my most traumatic vomiting episode (3 hours non stop), once my stomach was empty, I didn't vomit anything else.