It has been 13 years since I last visited the Antarctic. Back then, I was still shooting film and this will be my first visit to the White Continent with a digital camera. To say that I am excited about this adventure is an understatement. But, like most things in life, all of that is tempered by the fact that my lovely wife Helen will be left to tend the home fires without me for a few weeks (hardly though as she has plans to spend quality time with the grandchildren in Phoenix and take a few hikes into the Grand Canyon - she never sits around waiting for life to come to her - she goes out and gets it!). Thank you Helen for allowing me this opportunity to be an explorer again! Our rendezvous in January will be fantastic and I am already looking forward to it.
I will be sailing on a very unique ship this time, The World. She is a privately owed "yacht" with nearly 200 private residences. She is over 600 feet long and easily the largest ship I have ever sailed on. Check out some of her past voyages and other details at this web site.
Attached are a few of my previous Antarctic photos from the 1990's and early 2000's. As always, thanks for reading my blog. I am hopeful that I can post from the White Continent.
Patterns in penguin rookery, Bailey Head, Deception Island.