After a lot of nervous worrying about how we were going to get home in the midst of a global pandemic, my trip from Punta Arenas, Chile back to the northeastern US was surprisingly easy. Airports and flights were nearly empty and the tireless hard work of people at the ASC to plan our travel in extraordinary circumstances really showed. It is going to take a lot of adjusting, both to the fact that I get to walk around on solid land again, and to the fact that so much of what was familiar to me before I left has changed. I hope that everyone out there is safe and well. I'm glad I was able to share this experience with you.

    Rainbow at the end of the Drake Passage
    A rainbow curves off the port side of the Nathaniel B. Palmer shortly after leaving the Drake Passage

    Brooklyn, NY


    Patti Bottino Bravo

    Oh Sarah! Welcome home. Stay safe and healthy. Hope to see you soon!

    Sonja Arrendell

    Welcome back Ms Slack! Thank you for sharing your experience. I definitely learned somethings about the deep ocean that I hope I remember. I loved all of your pictures! Stay safe! Until we meet again!😊