Antarctica Day8 - Paradise Bay
Jul 08, 2007
Today was our last expedition day on the Antarctic continent. We are now heading into the Drake's passage again, back to the modern world. Although Antarctica is covered of ice, it is the driest place on earth. It is also a very different type of desert than the Arizona one for example, where I was just a few months ago. As everything was reddish and yellowish in the Arizona desert, here in Antarctica everything is white. We were fortunate enough to have 5 superb sunny days (which is very unusual) and so I have been exposed to a lot of sun light (light is almost perfectly reflected from its white surface). Also, given our position on the globe (64o south) the days are really long (sun setting at around 11h pm). This light has really affected me in many ways and misbalanced my equilibrium to the point where I am really unsure on what I believe anymore and who I am. I must say that I am very looking forward to see the green trees of Tierra Del Fuego. Their peace and calmness will be most appreciated. As the adventure is slowly coming to an end, I am trying to put together the different experiences I have lived and try to understand what this all means. What I know so far is that it was the perfect environment to ground myself into my primal being. Perfect to awake inside of me this fire from what everything springs and now all I need is to tame this wild beast. I am again in transition, not sure where I am heading but sure that it is necessary.