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Sunlight, Polar Bears and lots of Birds

The night before the early morning flight from Paris to Longyearbyen ( the northern most airport in the world) I kept my curtains open to appreciate the darkness as I would not see it for more than a week. Upon … Continue reading

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Anticipating the Arctic Circle

I”ve never been this far North and realize that I may be one of the last generations to experience this land.The Smithsonian Institute is joining forces with the French shipping line, Le Ponant, to provide the comfort and education for … Continue reading

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Nature’s Finest Art Gallery

A friend asked me what my number one takeaway from Antarctica was….took me a day or so before recognizing that the pristine beauty and the overwhelming silence was clearly a moving master piece!    Some of these photos are mine … Continue reading

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Finally the 7th Continent!!!!

It has long been a dream but obstacles stood in the way.  As a single woman travelling alone cruise ships “per person based on double occupancy” pricing was one of those.  Another concern was 10 days on a ship.  And … Continue reading

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