So I'm back again. Regional Australia, Western NSW. Dubbo. The temperature is over 32 degrees, the air is still and the outback sun is blasting down under an endless blue sky. The sudden jump in temperature from my previous home is hard to take. Antarctic-induced pale skin is starting to burn red and I'm still … Continue reading …lucky?
This will be a blomit and I'll fix it later. Read at own risk as this is a brain dump from the past 2 weeks at sea during the Macquarie Island resupply (v4) ... Well this trip is certainly a very different journey so far ... what is this 'work' thing that I'm expected to … Continue reading …roundtripper
We just rounded the lighthouse at the tip of Tasmania and got cell service! Guess that means I'm back, at least for a little while. Mixed feelings today, but the dolphins that surfed our wake and escorted us in definitely put a smile on my dial. Will be in our berth by 2pm, hotel by … Continue reading …back
Sorry I haven't been writing much - its hard to find the motivation lately and although I don't have much to say, I do have a lot on my mind. I'll try little bits and pieces to restoke the creative fires. So here goes... It's Sunday night and I'm settling in for the start of … Continue reading …silent night
I just spent a brief half hour lunch, staring out the large second floor window here at a small black speck half a mile away - making its way slowly across the ice field. Stopping every 20 paces or so, the tiny figure would slowly turn a 360 degree circle, checking for predators or possibly … Continue reading …landsharks
I’m here. After 14 days at sea, sailing though some of the most treacherous and stormy waters on the globe; Internet and Phone free, crammed into a small cabin with my 3 new best friends and challenged by living alongside 100 new coworkers; rattled and shaken and frozen and soaked, thrown about like a kite … Continue reading …Antarctic Riviera
I resigned from my job with the NSW Police just now, after a restless night marred by forgotten nightmares and a solid day of jitters, uncertainty and indecision. My nice, safe, well paid and relatively secure government job. It's done. I'm done. They denied my secondment to the Antarctic Division so my only option was … Continue reading …rebooted