What a morning…. Up at 5:30 a.m., way too early. We were scheduled to begin our scenic cruising of the Islas Hornos around 6:30 a.m. and round Cape Horn and head to Antarctica. When I first went out on deck I thought I would get knocked over by the wind. We had about 50 knots of wind which can be pretty fierce on the open deck. Throw is some snow showers, hail and very cold temperatures and you are really having a good time. I have to say that hail hitting you with those kind of wind speeds is very painful. Aside from freezing myself, the scenery was magnificent and the constantly changing weather from moment to moment simply amazing…. What a morning! Now, I think today is an excellent day for a massage…… I am very excited about Antarctica in the next few days….