I recently got the opportunity to go out with some divers here in Antarctica. By “go out with” I mean I went out to the dive hut (below) with them and watched their gear while they went under the ice.

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Dive Hut 12

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Entering the water through a drilled out hole in the ice shelf

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Shot under the ice (taken the next day through an observation tunnel submerged in the ice shelf)

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Fainlly coming back up

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Pioneers! O Pioneers
Come my tan faced children
Follow well in order, get your weapons ready;
Have you your pistols? Have you your sharp edged axes? Pioneers! O Pioneers!
For we cannot tarry here,
We must march my darlings, we must bear the brunt of danger,
We, the youthful sinewy races, all the rest depend. Pioneers! O Pioneers

– Walt Whitman

Glamping

We went glamping* this weekend in NY’s Letchworth State Park with a collection of old and new friends from all over both NY and PA.

*Glamping – / ˈɡlampɪŋ / – A form of camping involving activities and attitudes more glamorous than those associated with traditional camping.

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