December 15, 2013.
We officially landed on Antarctica. This makes it my 7th continent.
The station’s doctor burned the living quarters down in 1984 when he found out he had to spend another period of time there since they didn’t have anyone to replace him. The people left at the shore had to live in tents until the US research trawler rescued them. We hiked up a sort of peak, and an amazing view was before us. Some people from the Chinese group decided to take off their shirts and take pictures with lots of banners. This went on for some time. Another lady from that group tried to stop me from going to the top, but I just went ahead of Kathleen and Kim instead. A few of us took pictures with the “I’ve been on every continent” sign.
We went for a zodiac cruise prior to dinner and saw a few humpback whales. What a site. It was amazing. This whole trip has been amazing so far.