noasi on a smaller scale

Stupidly excited to have found a training trail with many steep portions that I can use to train for the 14k’ers I am hoping to summit this summer.

The view isn’t bad either.


Pretty sure my year goal of “Read The Wheel of Time” is in direct conflict with my year goal of “Read 100 books.”

The WoT is 4.4 million words long. πŸ˜’

Ugh. Why do people think social distancing means social isolation?

I said hello with a hearty wave to no fewer than 20 people today, and all of them were startled by my greeting.

I’ve been working on my throws, mostly by throwing small oranges from a tree to the sheep on the other side of the yard. They eat them, so no waste.

Today, I had validation that my throws have improved. I am delighted.

πŸ‘ 🍊 ⚾️

sheep in the distance behind a fence with an orange embedded in itclose up of an orange embedded in a chainlink fence

So, uh, how long do spiders live? Uh, asking for a friend.

So, apparently you don’t clap after family sharings at memorials. Oooops.

Antarctica, every moment is an awe-inspiring sight. This is what joy looks like. finishing #mbfeb with day two’s prompt. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά

I missed the opening of the #mbfeb challenge, but I’ve been nominally keeping up with πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά photos since I noticed. One more after today.

Let’s see what happens. #newsletters

When the sky is overcast, the continent is a haunting vision. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά #mbfeb

That splash to the left is the result of my leap into the Southern Ocean last month.

That splash was immediately followed by sheer panic with only one thought: get out of this 3Β°C water. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά #mbfeb

Below. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά #mbfeb

We’ll go together. You first. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά #mbfeb


While perhaps not everyone’s idea of escape, I’m looking forward to going back. Maybe not exactly to Useful Island, but definitely the continent. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά #mbfeb

Another of Julia’s icebergs. I’m grateful she shared her photos and editing skills, such a hurdle for me to match her. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά #mbfeb

Double trouble at Portal Point πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά #mbfeb

Base Brown, an Argentinian station on Antarctica, has quite the sordid past.

_ Brown Station’s original facilities were burned down by the station’s doctor on 12 April 1984 after he was ordered to stay for the winter._

πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά #mbfeb

Iceberg spectacle. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά #mbfeb

Progress. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά #mbfeb

Have an iceberg. The boat in the background for scale is 137m (451’) in length, and a ways off. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά #mbfeb

Well, let’s see how this goes. Starting Training for the New Alpinism πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΆπŸ“š

More lichen, more moss. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά

Being in this space is magical. My first continental landing at Portal Point. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά #mbfeb