I have always been fascinated with polar exploration for a variety of reasons. The meteorologist in me loves extremes. Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth. The animal lover in me wants to see, and know more about, albatross, seals, whales and penguins. As a SCUBA diver, I'm intrigued by underwater images from beneath the ice. (Although I'll leave that kind of diving to others like Dr. McClintock.) And, there's a part of me that is in awe of the remote and pristine conditions of the polar regions.
I have been to the Arctic Circle before, which was an amazing experience, but I never thought I would have the opportunity to actually visit Antarctica. So, I'd like to share this experience with others via this blog.