A few days ago, I wrote about The Most Magical Of All Places, Neko Harbor. It would be hard to imagine a more picturesque setting or a more serene one. This is Antarctica at its best: a sunny day, snow-capped mountains all around, penguins waddling to and fro, the beauty of the still sea and the safety of Seabourn Quest just a Zodiac ride away.
It’s been more than six weeks since my Antarctic journey ended, and yet the experience still remains with me. It’s a place that has power and can evoke strong emotion from even the staunchest of stoics. On another trip, a year prior, I wrote how Antarctica had moved me then:
What surprised me to a degree, was the range of emotions I felt, and even now, I am unable to explain them. This place was so pristine, so beautiful, so innocent. I felt on the verge of tears at one moment. I’ve visited many places in my lifetime of travel but the sheer beauty of Antarctica overwhelmed me.
For more than three weeks now, I’ve been posting a photo a day from my Antarctic voyage. When I began the series of photographs, I noted that Antarctica is a place that deserves space and thoughtful reflection. Nothing illustrates that better than this photo, showing us that a moment of serenity is still possible, even in this busy and bustling world.
An avid traveler and an award-winning journalist, Ralph Grizzle produces articles, video and photos that are inspiring and informative, personal and passionate. A journalism graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ralph has specialized in travel writing for more than two decades. To read more cruise and port reviews by Ralph Grizzle, visit his website at www.avidcruiser.com.