Month: August 2022


ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.39

Tuesday 16th August 2022 – VOYAGE SUMMARY / SARAH

Our expedition leader Sarah Gerats gives a summary overview of the whole voyage. This is followed by a fascinating REQUEST interview with Sarah sharing her incredible experiences of the polar regions.

00:00 Theme Music – “Antarctica”

00:45 Welcome Message

01:41 Sarah’s summary overview of the whole voyage.

21:01 REQUEST Interview with Sarah Gerats.

45:43 END

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.38

Monday 15th August 2022 – VOYAGE END / ERIK / MATTHEW

We made such good progress with fair winds back across the Drake Passage that we gained an extra day. This meant we could spend a day at Harberton, Tierra Del Fuego to visit a museum of marine mammal bones. They have thousands of bone specimens from whales, dolphins, seals, penguins, etc., including extremely rare beaked whale skeletons. Afterwards we also had a wonderful group BBQ on the shore. This episode also includes REQUEST interviews with fellow passengers Erik Kleine from Holland and Matthew Short from the USA.

BONUS CONTENT: Team Chat at Dorian Bay and Stepping Off Europa For The Last Time.

00:00 Theme Music – “Antarctica”

00:45 Welcome Message

01:56 Landing At Harberton

02:35 Exploring Harberton and the Marine Bones Museum

51:47 Packing in cabin 6 (Ushuaia Harbour) 19th January 2022

54:03 Repacking in cabin 6 (Ushuaia Harbour) 20th January 2022

55:15 REQUEST Interview With Erik Kleine

01:01:53 REQUEST Interview With Matthew Short

01:11:39 Closing Message

01:12:59 END


01:13:00 Team Chat at Dorian Bay

01:28:31 Stepping Off Europa For The Last Time

Shackleton The Penguin visits Waiuku, New Zealand

Shackleton The Penguin has just paid a visit to a street named Ernest Shackleton Place in the small rural town of Waiuku, New Zealand!

Photo of Terry Short who is a descendant of Ernest Shackleton and as a hands on property developer it was he who named the Street after Ernest Shackleton. A typical Kiwi bloke wearing shorts even in winter!

This Shackleton The Penguin will now be presented to the Whangarei, New Zealand Shackleton Sea Scouts hopefully at the Hamilton Sea Scout Regatta in September 2022.

Huge thanks to Ron Bird (Deep Sea Scout based in Waiuku, New Zealand) for arranging the photo and presentation.