(This guest post is from Sharon - our Client Services guru - who is traveling on the Polar Star on a Antarctica Circle trip from Feb 4 - 15, 2010.)
Final Thoughts on my trip:
A follow up to that knitting project that saved me from my lecture napping syndrome.
Our expedition leader raffled a wonderful chart of our voyage that was illustrated by another member of the expedition staff who is an excellent artist. The money raised is going to the Penguin Feeding Project - this is a post-graduate study she is doing to look at what Penguins eat during the winter as not much is known. This information will be shared with the commercial fishers of krill - in hopes that they will use sustainable methods to take the main source of food for the entire ecosystem of Antarctica.
Also offered were Albatross pins - money raised would go directly to the Save the Albatross Foundation.
Well, I had lots of passengers asking me if I was knitting my scarf for them. Anyway, our resident whale expert Ursula Tscherter has a Minke project that she is very passionate about. It dawned on me that I could donate the scarf to her project, and we could auction it off.
Our last night onboard there was a quiz. Teams competed for Polar Star prizes, and the scarf went up of auction just before it. We started the bidding at $35.00 because there was $50.00 worth of wool in that project. I am happy to report that the scarf went for $110.00 for Ursula's Minkes.
If you have an interest in supporting any of these important issues here are the web links: