According to the recent documentation I got from Quark Expeditions, there will be the opportunity to send email from the ship for a minor additional fee.
I have a lot of questions about that.
- Does the ship essentially have Wi-Fi?
- Will we have to sit at individual workstations? If so, would there be a way to attach a photograph.
- Do we reserve time on an onboard computer?
- Will I even be able to write on a rocking vessel without getting sick?
For purposes of this test, I took the photo and resized it with a photo resizing app, aptly called Resize Image. I have a template in Evernote and I wrote the text there. I was going to e-mail directly from there, but “From Evernote” appeared in the first blog post I tried. Instead, I had to copy, paste, and post from the mail app.
Regardless whether there’s Wi-Fi or a direct link, I do know the instructions say there’s a 200kb limit/day, so only small photos could come directly from Antarctica. Ironically, it doesn’t look like there is a standard photo size [anyone know otherwise?], so they may actually look quite large on the site.
[Note: I edited this message a little directly in WordPress, but the test did work! At the very least, I should be able to post text based blog posts from the ship! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to the blog to get updates as they are available.]