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20th January 2019
Flander's Bay

Stunning beauty abounds
This is spectacular. You've seen some amazing places in your life.
9th January 2019

Learning to be in the moment
I'm guilty.... I take far too many pictures but it makes me happy. On our last trip I was far better at eyes open, camera down but we still took hundreds.. ah, thousands. Oh well. Not a bad vice all in all. Eagerly waiting to see the Ocean Endeavor!... and embrace each moment.
9th January 2019

Learning to be in the moment
I take a lot of pics too... Especially on this past voyage - the Epic Antarctic. I am curious to know if this blog was sent to your email? It appears that the last two blogs did not get sent to our subscribers?
9th January 2019

Harsh terrain... an adventure
Past history of strife and Argentinian aggression. Every territory has a story to tell. I'm thrilled that you got to take a trip inland. Marvelous. Next year we hope to have adventures with you. The albatross is a dramatic creature... and always bigger than I am expecting. Nature at its finest.
9th January 2019

Harsh Terrain
Good times are to be had on OEN that's for sure. The trip inland was a highlight for me, the one thing that ship-based expeditions rarely touch is an interior.
9th January 2019

The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner
I know nothing of albatrosses other than in the poem and they are big. In the poem they were a sign of foreboding as I recall. The Falkland War I know from the diagrams daily of the column of warships as they sailed south from UK to ultimate sthn Atlantic conflict. Then there is the hostility between Chileans and Argentinians that endures today as the Chileans backed the British. Denise wants us to visit the Falklands as they sound wild and remote. Maybe an albatross will hover above us if we do so...as a greeting or a warning like in the poem...I do not know!
9th January 2019

The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner
Ah yes, Coleridge's epic poem about the albatross. I love the poem - I love the dark, grim, death components - a truly bleak yet beautiful literary piece. You'd love the Falklands. I am curious Dave - it appeared that this blog did not get sent to our subscribers? The last blog also did not get sent when it was published? Did you get a notification in you email inbox by any chance?
23rd December 2018
The Creature.

The Creature
I've lately been wandering the bush behind our home and finding wasps, spiders, bees...even a hornet killing a giant spider and dragging it to its lair. The myriad of creatures that inhabit our planet is awesome and so many one may see heaps of times or only see once. Your creature may be a throwback from eons past or one that simply fell exhausted and could not last. If you find out what it is please let me know. It is intriguing. It is not an insect such as a cockroach as yours has 8 or ten legs and is segmented. It also does not appear to have wings so it presumably was not flying over the ice looking for repast Mmmm. A rare find maybe!
23rd December 2018
The Creature.

The Creature
It is currently known only as 'Creature'. A few of us are still trying to find out its true identity. Some contemporary of the trilobite perhaps?
23rd December 2018

When ten is all there is
I could not disagree with Bob more. I take lots of pics so I can relive the myriad of memories...more! Many shots turn out crap so it is those that turn out good that allows the music to soar and the refrains remain. I have an excellent sometimes photographic memory but I'm amazed how a myriad of pics brings back images and flashes lost in the subterranean caverns of my brain. I love the paradise lost surprises that these abundant pics can bring. Yet I do empathise with the discipline you must have undergone to only take only one pic per day Dave...the whelms of emotion that must come when you view these 10 shots...special for their posterity...yet time for reflection of what you may have missed...or over time forgot.
23rd December 2018

When ten is all there is.
I love taking pictures! I have tens of thousands from these regions - I tried so hard to keep the camera tucked away. I have broken my rules now though - I now have memroy cards working overtime as my passion takes over my feeble willpower. I document all of voyages and cherish them all. Thanks for following along.
21st December 2018

A wonderful collection of pictures!!!
I wish more bloggers would do the same...just take the most important pictures so that you can use your eyes and memory for everything else. Having grown up in the pre-digital age where every photo cost a lot of money for film and processing, I've always limited my pictures as if they still cost a lot. While they don't cost a lot now, what I've learned that capturing my images of travels is not dependent on the camera but on my eyes and mind.
22nd December 2018

A wonderful Collection of pictures
I love putting the camera away - I am also a big fan of binoculars - always scanning distant horizons at sea. Thanks for reading along.
21st October 2018

Great blog polar explorers!
I always find that part of the world super fascinating. Love the pictures. Even the gross carcassy ones.
From Blog: The West Coast.
22nd October 2018

Carcassy Grossness
Carcasses are awesome. I am very fond of carnage. Glad to see you following along! Thanks. D
From Blog: The West Coast.
20th October 2018

Arctic Explorer West Coast
We didn't see this part of Greenland when we were there. Maybe one day we will get back that way. Looks great. Enjoy your adventure. Living the dream.
From Blog: The West Coast.
20th October 2018

Arctic Explorer
The west coast is very nice. A good mix of settlements and wild spaces.
From Blog: The West Coast.
20th October 2018

Falklands
Terrific. Looking forward to our trip!
From Blog: Falklands
20th October 2018

Falklands
Thanks for commenting on this one. I silently published this blog this morning after it has sat textless for many months. I do plan to add text one day. I do have some trip notes in storage in Ushuaia...
From Blog: Falklands
20th October 2018
Sisimiut

Great photos.
I just finished reading the book "White Eskimo" by S. Bown. Some of the places you visited are mentioned in the book. The book itself is about Knud Rasmussen, a Danish contemporary of Peary. Knud was extraordinary explorer. Totally separate subject: Am heading for South Georgia next week. Am I crazy going this early in the year? Going anyway, too late to change. Just wondered. Always enjoy your posts!! Thanks
From Blog: The West Coast.
20th October 2018
Sisimiut

Great Photos
Knud was quite the chap! I have nor read that book, but it is my list for sure. We did spend some time in Qaanaaq and went into the museum - there are many stories of Peary and Rasmussen in the community. South Georgia is always great - You'll be there at the time when the seals mate - there are always hundreds of thousands of king penguins of the beaches of St Andrew's and Salisbury... You'll love it there. Enjoy your journey to SG. Thanks for following along.
From Blog: The West Coast.
4th October 2018

My pending trip
The north of Canada seems a very special and different place. I have enjoyed reading your post and I am sure I will include it in my list of places to visit.
7th October 2018

My Pending Trip
Indeed the north is addictive and energizing. It gets to your blood and stays with you. I love the polar regions. The north will welcome you with open arms - it beckons. You'll fall in love. Thanks for following along and thanks for commenting.

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