Philip was born 600 kms from the sea in Johannesburg, South Africa. I was born by the sea on the Queensland coast of Australia but have not had an interest in sailing. In fact, I get quite sea sick. During a holiday on a Russian ice breaker in the Antarctic in 2004, a ketch named ‘Nexton’ crossed our path. It was approximately 45′. There were a few people on board. We were surprised that anyone would bring a small yacht down to the coldest, most remote place on earth, on their own, no back up support, cruising by like a Sunday sail in the harbour. I only say ‘small yacht’ comparing to our 335′ icebreaker. We thought we were on an adventure of a lifetime! We weren’t!