Name: John Theakston
I’ll be 61 when I’m aboard and I live in London as an expatriate Yorkshireman. I work part time as a non executive director of a couple of companies – otherwise retired.
I’m doing the second Antarctic leg and then back to Uruguay by the Falklands and South Georgia. Training as breadmaker and part time photographer
Fulfils a number of long term aspirations – doing some serious blue water sailing; visiting the Antarctic, but not with 300 other people; doing some glacier walking on South Georgia; taking some memorable photographs of memorable wildlife; catching some trout on the Falklands
Most excited about
The whole thing
Most nervous about
Vomiting around the south Atlantic
Leading up to the trip
Researching Scopolamine patches/apologising for things said under the influence of Scopolamine (it was apparently used in the past as a ‘truth’ drug)
What will you miss most from home?
Clean, dry clothes and a regular bath