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Tomorrow at this time the team (Ian, Jenna, Nicola, and Tebogo) will already be on the docks, ready to go to Antarctica! They will join the South African contingent on the annual relief voyage to SANAE IV. And it looks to be a beautiful (albeit slightly windy) day. Have a look at our previous blog on what to bring if you do decide to wave the ship off. Or just have a peek at the list below.

What to bring:

  • Water and some snacks (it’ll be a long day);
  • Sun screen;
  • A hat;
  • Your camera;
  • Some tissues (if you are prone to shed a tear, or just to have on hand for those shedding away);
  • A (small) camping chair (if you wish);
  • Comfortable shoes (you’ll be standing quite a while and you might have to walk to the V&A Waterfront to buy some last-minute things for your friend or family member);
  • Presents and gifts for the ones you are waving off. They will be on-board for Christmas (probably). Give them something small to unpack on the ship – it makes all the difference!;
  • Your phone (to take down those last-minute numbers);
  • Cash and/or your credit card (to buy those last-minute items your friend or family member needs before the voyage, or FOR the voyage);
  • PATIENCE!!! Leaving for Antarctica requires months and months of planning and people from all walks of life working together – there are always some minor hiccoughs so please be patient and don’t get annoyed when the ship leaves a bit later than planned; and
  • Good cheer and lots of smiles. Have fun! You don’t get to do this very often.

Where to go:

 Address: East Pier Road, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa

Coordinates: -33.9019591, 18.4264933

#Antarctica #LPiAE #SAAghulasII #SANAEIV #SAreliefvoyage #stayingintouch #familyandfriends #Agulhasdeparture #30November

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