Antarctica, every moment is an awe-inspiring sight. This is what joy looks like. finishing #mbfeb with day two’s prompt. 🇦🇶
I missed the opening of the #mbfeb challenge, but I’ve been nominally keeping up with 🇦🇶 photos since I noticed. One more after today.
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 3°C water. 🇦🇶 #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. 🇦🇶 #mbfeb
Another of Julia’s icebergs. I’m grateful she shared her photos and editing skills, such a hurdle for me to match her. 🇦🇶 #mbfeb
Double trouble at Portal Point 🇦🇶 #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._
Have an iceberg. The boat in the background for scale is 137m (451’) in length, and a ways off. 🇦🇶 #mbfeb
Drifting slowly in a brash ice field is an amazing experience. Brash ice is compromised of ice chunks less than 2m across, as opposed to icebergs which are more than 5m showing above the surface, and growlers between the two. 🇦🇶 #mbfeb
The warmth from the ice we pulled from the bay was generated by the joy of tasting the most amazing water I’ve ever had. 🇦🇶 #mbfeb