Terrifying video of people travelling through Drake Passage has people feeling ill
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A woman has shared footage of her terrifying voyage across the treacherous Drake Passage.
If you're of a nervous disposition, I'd suggest staying well clear of it.
Natasha is a travel vlogger and recently took a trip to Antarctica, jumping on a boat and venturing across one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the world.
The Drake Passage, a 600-mile crossing that lies between the south coast of South America and the Antarctic’s South Shetland Islands, is notorious for its changeable conditions.
Lucky travellers are met with the tranquil 'Drake Lake', while the less fortunate have to endure the 'Drake Shake'.
And the journey lived up to its reputation, with Natasha struggling to stand up straight as the colossal waves crashed into the boat.
In one clip posted to Natasha's TikTok account, she explained: "To get to Antarctica by ship, you have to cross the Drake Passage. You can either get the Drake Lake or the Drake Shake. And unfortunately, I woke up and we were getting the Drake Shake.
"So I muster up the strength to get out of bed and ask the gods what I did to disappoint them, because little did I know that I would get the Drake Shake on the way back from Antarctica too and it would take twice as long."
In the video, Natasha and other passenger are seen having to hold onto railings, virtually at all times, in order to stay standing as the ship rocks violently.
She's then forced to head back to her room and 'get horizontal' as she watches the waves smash into her window.
Not for me, thanks.
Since the videos were posted, they have been viewed millions of times, with thousands of people piling into the comments to share their utter horror at the prospect of being in that boat.
One user wrote: "I would immediately start crying."
Another commented: "The water on the window would stress me out!"
"Those waves would give me a panic attack," put a third, while another added: " would be so sick .. I got sea sick just watching."
Not everyone was so put off by the video, though, some people loved it.
"Am I only the only one who thinks this would be so relaxing to fall asleep to?" asked one user.
With someone else chipping in: "What an incredible adventure!"
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