Day 1, flying from Cape Town- South Africa to Argentina-Buenos Aires. I’m interrupting my modeling work in the amazing summer starting in South Africa to get to the coldest summer ever- other wise most of the expedition could not survive- in Antarctic :-). Someone did some polar expeditions in winter time…but most of them were from the north of Europe in 1901 Robert F. Scott, with Discovery for example or Ernest Henry Shackleton. They were adventure people opening new ways of life.
It was an especial and amazing opportunity to not being missed it. That was a heaven gift as I decided to enjoy it, “Thank you Mr. M”.
That was the Michael Poliza Experiences” a magical trip.
He becomes the expeditions as a real safety adventure for people who wants to discover and learn new motivations in their lives.
He is a very known Photographer in Germany and all over most of the continents for his amazing pictures on his adventure trips in Africa, Antarctic, Arctic, Australia etc…
We arrived one day before the trip started, staying in hotel La Faena next to the port of Buenos Aires.
We started with a cocktel at the afternoon to know all the passengers we were going to stay with, during 2 weeks on the boat.
At the next day, day 2,from Buenos Aires we took a flight to Ushuaia at morning time with all the passengers, we were 75-80 more or less plus the Michael Poliza organization. They were in charge to take the luggage for more flexibility in the preparation functions, the day before and taking care with all the passports and staff…
Here is the Pilot!! I suppose he is argentinian. He is drinking his early morning Mâte…like me :-).
Starting to see Ushuaia at the landing moment. Beautiful and exacting day.
As I heard from people who is been living for a wile in Ushuaia, they have a ski station not much big but it works. Most of people who frequent the ski station are local argentinians or brazilians that they come to visit and see the snow.
We had a time to walk in Town to get also all the last minute needs for the trip and enjoy the food and the ambient.
The last stop of civilization :-).
Ushuaia is a mix, between mountain village and a port twon.
Photos by Dona GB
At the afternoon we were making the embarkation on Mv Bremen. One of the most safest boats sailing in antarctic seas. it was making an introduction of Michael Poliza and his Team, and the Mandatory Life Drill for all the passengers according to the international SOLAS (Safety Of Life At the Sea). Also we had a Zodiac briefing for all guests through our Chief Officer Petra Müllensiefen.
In this trip I’m ready to listen all kind of photography tips. I’m in between great artists in all senses…and the motivation is a 100% to learn something beautiful !!!.