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ANTARCTICA – Where Deep Calls to Deep

Whale tail fin sticking out of antarctic waters

Last week a friend asked me to describe Antarctica in three words? Massive, majestic and mighty, I replied. How about ‘awesome’? Yes, but sadly this word is too overused to have any meaning. Antarctica is also rather colourful! Really? Yes, there are reds, yellows and greens as well as the more anticipated azure blues, black and white.

I had not realised the Continent’s vastness; Australia fits very neatly into its polar boundaries. Massive indeed! Travelling there, with good friends, in February 2019, we took 2½ days to cross the dreaded Drake Passage from the Falkland Islands down to the Antarctica Peninsula,... read more