Here’s the thing…

...creatively, I can only seem to function in crisis mode. When things are going along nicely, my little dark wordy well of hopelessness and despair runs dry, along with any desire to write or create or share. 'Thank Fuck! - keep your whiny bullshit to yourself', you cry. Fear not and rest assured, Dear Reader, … Continue reading Here’s the thing…

…roundtripper

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

…back

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

…silent night

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

…landsharks

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

…blur

Its easy to lose track of time when there is no discernible difference between day and night - its all the same here. Just a small variation in the quality of the light. Bright midday sun all day long heightened by the constant blazing glare off the snowcover and the glistening ice, softening to a … Continue reading …blur

…Antarctic Riviera

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

Day 2 and still here …

Well after the best damn nights sleep I’ve had in ages, we are still anchored just off Port Arthur, sheltering from the massive waves that stopped us leaving yesterday. Waking up late (9.00am) and having no formal duties aboard (my actual work starts at Davis station ), a cooked breakfast (food here is amazing) and … Continue reading Day 2 and still here …

…downtime

So I'm in Hobart now. Hobart Tasmania, the Island state of Australia located due south of Melbourne and thrown back about 25 years in time. The whole state has less people living in it than Portland, Oregon. What a weird place it is. Almost not like Australia at all - at least until someone opens … Continue reading …downtime

…FREEEEEEEEEE!

Monday morning I fly to Hobart for the next part of my journey So far I have packed 4 times (not unusual), stopped myself from buying shit I don't need (highly unusual), and caught up with friends (lucky as its a long weekend and everyone's away). Totally running out of time but still procrastinating massively … Continue reading …FREEEEEEEEEE!