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Imprinting Beauty

Hi! Thanks for looking at my journal. Here are a few writings from my personal collection. To share more would be to write a book...to only give facts would be disastrous. Here's my attempt to take you to a land of unimaginable beauty. Hope you enjoy!

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A lecture on penguins...very informative
Author
Susan King
Boarding the plane, I reflected on past reactions I’d received when telling people I wanted to travel to Antarctica. “You want to go there?!?” a look of shock and then “Are …
A Cape Petrel...this is the best I get with my cheap camera
Author
Susan King
Awakening in the dark, it took a few seconds to realize where I was....back in Ushuaia...in an amazing hotel. Pulling back the room darkening curtains, I was thankful for their usefulness. It appears …
Life jacket training....nice and bright
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Susan King
This is the last day upon the Antarctica Dream. I feel more than satisfied with the enormity of what I have seen and experienced. We continue to move at a fair pace despite the swells of the sea …
Our room with 2 port hole windows
Author
Susan King
A day at sea…a day with a parade…a procession of birds following the wake of the ship. Some of these birds stay on the open waters for years without ever seeing land...like Davy …
Aboard the Antarctic Dream
Author
Susan King
The weather is not good today and our plans have been canceled. You'd think this would be heart breaking, but my mind is already bursting of experiences from the past few days that I can't stuff much …
Yay! I\'m excitied!
Author
Susan King
Morning Port Lockroy is smaller than I thought it would be…a tiny hut sitting on a tiny island. There are Gentoo penguins everywhere you look, many sitting on eggs. White looking vultures are …
Aboard the Antarctic Dream
Author
Susan King
Mountains on the starboard side and ice bergs on the port and front side, this was my third day in Antarctica and my sixth day of adventure. Down the red metal stair case I went again, heading for …
The Antarctic Dream!  This is our boat!
Author
Susan King
A new day! Squinting hard and gazing ahead, I resisted the urge to look away as huge snowflakes landed on my face. I was surrounded by snow covered mountains and penguins everywhere I looked. …
This picture was taken around 10 or 11pm.
Author
Susan King
South Shetland Islands, Antarctica Like crazy horns, the colony of penguins could be heard even from the Antarctic Dream. I didn't know they made such a sound. Squinting hard, I looked toward the …
The city of Ushuaia
Author
Susan King
As I walk up the flight of stairs to breakfast, the pressure has lessened. It somehow seems easier to walk in a zigzag pattern to my seat. Clanging of dishes can be heard as the boat takes a dip …
Flowers
Author
Susan King
Jerked out of sleep, my hand reflexes to grab the side of the bed as I tried not to fall out. What was happening? Where was I? Oh yes...on the far south sea in a boat. The foreboding of the Drake …
Ushuaia in the spring
Author
Susan King
There's a steady, soft rumbling noise coming from below, singing a lullaby of sorts as the boat faintly moves back and forth. The twilight sky has a star or two shouting out its presence. The warm …
The tip of South America from above
Author
Susan King
Dandelions...I know they are technically weeds, but they contain such bright, happy shades of yellow. Its spring at the tip of South America and with that comes the dandelions. Their explosion of …

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