While cruising around Antarctica I was amazed at the works of art that the sun, calm water, and ice can make. In fact, if you didn’t know that these were taken in Antarctica you would think are just abstract paintings – each ice pattern different and eve
“But I don’t like to eat alone” – I hear this all the time from people who aren’t nuts about the idea of solo travel. The next comment normally is something about, “I feel weird sitting at a table by myself.”
You don’t have to be able to dance tango to go to a Milonga in Buenos Aires.
I had seen those people before – the ones with the duct taped boots or better yet the people who left their torn up destroyed boots on the trail as an offering to the hiking Gods. I always thought, “What idiots!“.
Because of demand, Whaling ‘stations’ were popping up in Antarctica and one of the booming ones was at Deception Island.
“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.
I leave after eating a couple bites of my fruit and retreat to the horizontal position that the Drake Passage requires me to be in.
“It is Monday December 17th. The temperature is 2 degrees outside, the winds are 11 knots and the skies are cloudy. We are currently anchored at Danco Island. Good morning.” Julio says.
“But what about those who travel on a budget? This nagging question is what kept going through my head when I initially arrived in Lana’i.
On the island of Lana’i “herding cats” is common place – and the volunteers of Lana’i Animal Rescue Center (LARC) make it look simple.