Category Archive: Antarctica

Remembering Antarctica

December 20, 2013 20 Comments »


Have you ever had a trip that ruined you? One that was so good that once it was finished you never felt another place could live up to it or bring you this feeling again? That was Antarctica for me. Exactly one year ago I was in Antarctica experiencing my trip of a lifetime with […]

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Ice Patterns

February 8, 2013 5 Comments »

Ice Patternsfeature

Antarctica must be Mother Nature’s playground – her creative side.  I imagine it to be her artist loft as she uses the materials of water, ice, snow, the sun, and wind to make artistic masterpieces that satisfy her left brain.  Her color palette was soothing shades of  vivid royal blue, aqua, turquoise, inky black, or a steely […]

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Mother Nature is in Charge

January 25, 2013 11 Comments »

antarctica pictures

Julio’s voice whispers in my ear, “The time is 7AM….”, my brain sputters to life and awakens slowly as Julio continues – his whisper now turns louder as my brain engages on his words and my eyes flutter open and try to focus. I look around my cabin slightly disoriented trying to remember where I […]

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The Drake Symphony

January 24, 2013 4 Comments »

Drake Lake

Glasses and plates rattle like the percussion section. The boat crashes back down onto the water with a boom of a base drum. The constant hum and rumble of the engines provide the melody. And occasionally you’ll hear a wave crash against the boat with a swishing noise in a completely different key. As I […]

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Plunging into my Fears

January 17, 2013 20 Comments »

The beach where my fear lived

I had made up my mind, I wasn’t going to do it. Nope. Not doing it. Yes, I was feeling slightly guilty, but dammit it was cold outside. I’m old, and maybe I should just be ok with acting my age for once – I don’t need to prove anything. The wind was howling, and […]

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