Ryan's Journal

"My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?" — David Mitchell

Concord, California

Posted at 5:30 pm, December 26th, 2003

T-minus six hours. I’m packed, but I’ve got way more stuff than I’d like to be carrying. I’m tempted to leave the tent behind and take my chances in Patagonia, but visions of snow and a frozen Ryan wrapped in a sleeping bag and poncho make that one a tough call. Anyhow, here’s the trip itinerary:

  • Dec. 26 – Leave SFO for Ushuaia (via Miami and Buenos Aires)
  • Dec. 29 – Board the M/V Polar Star
  • Dec. 31 to Jan. 2 – Falkland Islands
  • Jan. 5 to Jan. 11 – South Georgia Island
  • Jan. 15 to Jan. 20 – Antarctic Peninsula
  • Jan. 23 – Return to Ushuaia
  • Jan. 23 to early Feb. – Backpacking in Patagonia

I’ll be keeping daily updates during the trip, but will only be able to upload them when an internet connection is available, so it’s going to be a few weeks between updates. E-mails will be much appreciated, so if you have some time drop me a note and I’ll respond when I can. Best wishes to everyone in the New Year — see you in a few months!

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