At Sea Toward Ushuaia

Mar 07, 2019 - National Geographic Explorer

Our last sea day, and indeed the last full day of our epic voyage together. The Triple Crown trip of Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands would down smoothly as we steamed steadily toward our ultimate destination of Ushuaia and our impending fond farewells. We have only just really gotten to know everyone on board. Fortunately, there wasn’t much time to dwell on our concluding odyssey—the day was still full of presentations, humor, snacks, a cocktail party, and of course, a fabulous dinner.

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James Hyde

Undersea Specialist

James is a home-grown, free-range Pacific Northwest outdoorsmen. Born in Seattle and reared nearby on Vashon Island, he grew up in and surrounded by the Salish Sea. James has saltwater in his veins, but would be quick to point out we all do, echoing Carl Safina " We are, in a sense, soft vessels of seawater." Born with the travel bug, James was fortunate enough to spend time on four continents before graduating college. During his studies at Western Washington University's Huxley College of the Environment, James went to Australia and visited the Great Barrier Reef. He was never the same. A lifetime of playing in the productive, but opaque green water of the Northwest had offered him little firsthand experience of the creatures below its depths, but with a clear view of the colorful dramas playing out across the bottom of the tropical Pacific, he was hooked. Scuba diving and underwater ecology were solidified as his passion and after college, it took him to a dive shop in Seattle fixing gear, tidepooling with local middle school students, and generally making a spectacle of himself in the surf.

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