noasi on a smaller scale

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

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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._

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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

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. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά #mbfeb

Cool. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά #mbfeb

I’m going to rest here for a bit. You go on, I’ll catch up. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά #mbfeb

Less balance, more “hidden mass.” πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά #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. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά #mbfeb

Same sunrise, different moment. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ά #mbfeb