At Sea, Drake Passage

Nov 30, 2019 - National Geographic Explorer


A Day at Sea: An Original Poem by Naturalist/Photo Instructor Eric Guth


Between you and me there is lots to see on this floating berth dividing sky and sea.

Some see calm and claim this but a lake, but let’s be clear, we’re in the Drake.

1,000 fathoms beneath our keel, 2,000 tons of Norwegian steel.

A prion forged of navy gray, a gang of staff with lots to say.

Be it bird or beast, fin or petrel, we share their song, we recite their orchestral 

And as the swell rocks us from 10 to 3 and distance grows from where we’ve been to where we’ll be, I share this rhyme for our day at sea, I share this rhyme for what will be.

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About the Author

Eric Guth

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Eric began work with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic in 2006 as a means to see the world, work with great photographers and engage his environmental studies degree beyond the classroom. His initial years with the company were spent working the waters of Southeast Alaska and Baja California. His move to the National Geographic Explorer in 2008 helped earn him the experience and knowledge needed to establish himself as a trusted boat handler, naturalist and respected photographer in nearly all the environments Lindblad-National Geographic travels.

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