“Welcome to Antarctica!” the voice in front of me boomed. Surprised to hear the sentence verbalized for me, a wave of excitement rolled through my body. A hand was extended out to me and I instinctively grabbed it in the ‘sailor grip’ that we were taught on the ship. It felt like I was moving in slow motion when I looked up at the face of my greeter to the 7th continent – all I could do was smile at this Antarctica inhabitant.

Never had I once considered human life on Antarctica. My brain was too busy anticipating penguins and landscapes. Yet throughout my Antarctica cruise I realized that there was much more to Antarctica than I originally thought. Some of the things you could do there were quite surprising!

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  • Sherry Ott

    What is Ottsworld? It’s my journey! I quit my corporate IT job 2 years ago and said goodbye to blackberries, meetings and New Y…

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