Antarctic Adventure In the Passage, water currents from the Atlantic and Pacific are squeezed between the land masses of South America and Antarctica. Temperature compounds the turbulence generated by the water pressure at this bottleneck. The warmer waters of the subpolar Atlantic and Pacific converge with the frigid polar Antarctic waters from the south, resulting in swells as high as 33 feet and cold gale-force winds. I made the mistake of watching too many YouTube videos of disastrous Passage crossings before we departed for our cruise. The worst was of a ship swaying from side to side over gigantic swells. People and furniture slid back and forth across a dining room while water flowed in under the ship’s doors. The videos were unsettling, but I reassured myself that I had survived the passage between Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand, and it is probably the second most volatile sea passage. A rmed w ith prescription motion sickness medication and sea
“My Favorite Spot” by Hiu Lai Chong
Original artworks by Hiu Lai Chong, Ken DeWaard, Betty Huang, Master Jove Wang & sculpture by Rick Casali.
Impression & Design 3 Day Plein Air Workshop with Ken DeWaard July 9-11, Cost $475
First Friday Gallery Reception June 1, 5-8 p.m.
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Tidewater Times June 2018