Daily Archives: June 4, 2015
Posted by jimmy11lentz
This is my southernmost Throwback Thursday.
Back on December 31, 2001, my family and I boarded an airplane. You’re probably thinking that we grabbed the shortest of all straws in booking airfare. Surprisingly, you’d be wrong. The special event is called, “Antarctica Flights” by Croydon Travel. They fill a commercial airliner with a couple hundred people, delicious food (not airplane food) and golden champagne for views that are quite nearly out-of-this-world.
As you’ll see in the video below, which is the aforementioned flight just many years later, the sights are breathtaking. We could see the wind blowing on the ice from side-to-side, as well as the penguins waddling around. And the birds eye view gave a grandiose impression of the most difficult continent to visit. This was an unforgettable adventure to a place believed to be reserved for only those very few daring explorers and scientists.
Welcome to the southernmost flight on Earth.
Being aboard this flight across Antarctica, in the company of the first people to usher in the new year, is a remarkably surreal experience.
It’s really special icing on that new year’s cake.