Thursday, 12 May 2011

Getting worried in Antarctica

This is the one time in Antarctica I got really worried. The wind had picked up and was pushing the ice towards the ship and had we stayed where we were we would have been trapped between it and the shore.
You can see how much of the ice is below the water.  I had gone there with Hurtigruten in a modern, 5 star ice strengthened ship but the captain decided we had to get out of the Weddell Sea PDQ. It brings home to you how frail we really are as a species when nature decides to take over.

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