D MJ Binkley's Guestbook



24th May 2020

A trip to remember
The documentary is excellent and experience is out of the world. You are lucky, you covered Antarctica. By the time I am ready, not sure there would be further restrictions. Oh yes, despite I am from the winter wonderland, I shivered when I read about the polar jumps and I don't envy the folks who did - hats off to them and relieved that Dave skipped it. 'MJ did it earlier' ...well no comment MJ :):)
26th May 2020

A trip to remember
I've been thinking about you so it is great hearing from you. An out of the world experience indeed. Antarctica was magical. You'll have to do the polar plunge.
22nd May 2020

Great pics again
Love those carved ice views. Some interesting snippets in there too. I think the rule that a man must have rounded the horn to have an earing should be international law. I shall not put my foot on the coffee table again! Interesting also that you've come to the conclusion that you don't like writing blogs after a trip. I take notes on the trip but I find writing later gives me the benefit of hindsight and an overview. Can't wait to get travelling again...
23rd May 2020

Great pics again
We'd love to travel again also.... we find that writing during the trip captures our true excitement and emotions. We all have our own methods. Your comments made me laugh. Thanks for following along.
20th May 2020
Clear waters show hidden ice

Ah, the tip of the iceberg :)
Loving how your excitement and love of this trip shines through! I think penguins are weird but so cute and amazing... have you seen the video of the BBC sports commentator who 'called' a penguin parade in Australia? I think you'll like it :)
23rd May 2020
Clear waters show hidden ice

The tip of the Iceberg
I saw the penguin parade... that was clever. It was a marvelous trip. I'm glad our joy came through in our writing.
19th May 2020

Blogging in Real Time
I too, prefer blogging in real time, while I am on the trip. It makes for some late nights but I much prefer blogging as I go. What an incredible experience! I really enjoyed reading about it and seeing all your fantastic photos. I hope someday to see Antarctica.
20th May 2020

Blogging in Real Time
I'm glad to hear there are others out there that prefer this. It is best for us to write while we are connected to the emotions and feelings. Antarctica was grand and we hope you get there.
18th May 2020

The icy continent and penguins
Sounds like you guys had a wonderful experience in the company of whales, different kinds of penguins, fellow travelers who too were as excited as you were and the majestic icy wonderland that Antarctica is.
18th May 2020

The icy continent and penguins
Good hearing from you Hem. its of whales, seals, penguins and great people. Amazing mountains and clear waters abound. Antarctica is so special.... an icy wonderland indeed. Thanks for commenting.
16th May 2020

Antarctic Ambassadors!
Hi Merry Jo and Dave, I have enjoyed every minute reading about your Antarctic adventures -- you're both such great ambassadors for visiting the 7th continent. I still hope to visit there someday if I am able to talk my hubby into it as he's an old salt anyway. Quark Expeditions sounds like the ultimate company to travel with for experiences as well as insisting on being so totally environmentally conscientious. Your photos are beyond words!
17th May 2020

Antarctic Ambassadors!
I do hope you can talk your husband into this trip and we highly recommend Quark. They are leaders in Antarctica explorations. Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate you following along and commenting.
16th May 2020

Close encounters with whales and penguins
Wow, again you had so many close encounters with whales and penguins. I can imagine you could always have stayed around for longer to watch them. How brave of Julian to plunge into the feezing cold water. Bravo!
17th May 2020

Close encounters with whales and penguins
We loved this trip and wonder if we might take it again at some point in the future. So many great penguins and whales.
16th May 2020

Some things are meant to be relished repeatedly! Can sense the joy you felt being among observing the penguins. Love how the photos allow you to share but also realize the limitations of these images. They do serve you greatly though, as I’m sure your mind experiences the full 3D memory.
16th May 2020

Relished repeatedly!
It was a grand adventure. So many precious moments.
16th May 2020

You Did It, Red Nose Winners
Wow,what an amazing trip. You were able to see so much beauty of nature while being pampered and entertained. I am so happy you were able to do this, and so glad you made it there before the world shut down. Thanks for the stories, even if there were after the fact. They still rocked.
16th May 2020

You did it, Red Nose Winners
Indeed one amazing trip!. Life on board was very comfortable. We loved going out on deck to enjoy birds and search for whales, seals and penguins. Our return timing was great. Thanks for following along and commenting.
14th May 2020

Brr
Such a lovely virtual trip you made for your readers. I could feel the wind in my hair, the clean air and the adventure of the experience. Thanks for creating such a creative diary for your followers. Love to you both!
15th May 2020

Brr
Yes lots of wind in our hair! It was amazing. We will remember this one for decades to come.
14th May 2020

Very informative and interesting as usual, and those pictures are just amazing. What a breathtaking place. Dave looks so happy! I would just love the excursions by zodiac and even the polar plunge. Thanks for mentioning that Quark also has a single supplement. One day I’d love to have a wine with you MJ and hear all about your McMurdo visit in ‘89. Alas, still can’t afford a 7th continent trip as I would also have to pay for my dad, but I’ve bought my lotto tickets so, fingers crossed.
15th May 2020

Hello Andrea,
Good hearing from you again. It was a breathtaking place. Our words to do describe it well. The zodiac was so much fun. We were at water level with the whales and penguins. It was perfect. Keeping my fingers crossed for your lotto tickets. The non-single supplement is alluring. There were several people traveling alone and we included a couple of them in our group. We made good friends with some of you Canandians! eh.

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