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A few final words
03-Dec-2012 01:17:45 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

We have had a great few days sailing across the Drake Passage. First night after the race a small group of us drank until 330am. Lucky for us the seas have been calm and the good weather. During the voyage back we have seen whales swimming, and two pods of dolphins have been playing around the ship. The atmosphere on board is a stark contrast to this time last week.Everyone is relaxed and looking forward to their final journeys home. Another late one last night. We finished around 0345 hrs. No surprise to most of you I have become the ship`s unofficial DJ. We had a pre-party last night and I was spinning tunes to the early hours. Lots of group singing and some very unusual dance routines.

Tonight is the awards banquet, and judging from mood, I think it is going to be another late one. We leave the ship tomorrow after breakfast, so most people have spent the afternoon packing so they can party late tonight.

I have one more night in Ushuaia before I start my long trek home. If tonight is a `big one` I don`t imagine I will be doing much.

I cannot wait to get home.

See you all soon

Good times

Simon
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SIMON SOUTHGATE
The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2012

Hometown
Hong Kong

Profession
Police Officer

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SIMON SOUTHGATE
The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2012

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Long time runner and participant of various endurance events
4 X Oxfam Trailwalkers (Hong Kong)
5 X Marathons
10+ half-marathons
A number Olympic distance triathlons
Won the egg and spoon race at Junior School!

Hometown
Hong Kong

Profession
Police Officer

Why are you competing?
In order to complete the 4Deserts Series: -
2008 Sahara Race
2010 Gobi March
2011 Atacama Crossing

Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Scott & Amundsen's
expeditions to the Geographic South Pole

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