We enter into Paradise December 31st 2008 Sunrise was about 3.20 a.m. local time and I awoke at four - Lisa shortly thereafter. Outside we were met with a stunning spectacle! We were entering the Gerlache Strait, named after the great Belgian Antarctica explorer Adrien Gerlache who discovered and mapped this part of the peninsula and offshore islands in 1898.
Brabant Island was on our starboard side and the Danco Coast of mainland Anta ... read more
Antarctica » Antarctica Speculation over the existence of a "southern land" was not confirmed until the early 1820s when British and American commercial operators and British and Russian national expeditions began exploring the Antarctic Peninsula region and other areas sou... ... read more
After I quit the sycophantic world of corporate life in 1997 and began to live life for myself, Lisa and I started to travel to locations that one or both of us had harboured ambitions to visit.
Unfortunately, it wasn't until about five or six years ago that I started to keep a journal of these travels -- initially for our own reference, and later to share with friends with common interests.
These friends have been encouraging me for years to put these journals on the web for a wider audience of fellow-travelers, so the plan over the coming months is to do just that... full info