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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Please don't pinch me, because if this is a dream I don't ever want to wake up!

It's really impossible for me to put in words just how amazing the last two days have been, and my pictures could never do justice to the awesome beauty that is the 7th Continent. We've had beautiful weather the last two days and have had two wonderful days skiing on Antarctica. I've already taken a couple hundred photos but they simply do not do justice to just how amazing this place is. I wish I could stand on deck 24/7 because any time your inside you might be missing something amazing. Last night's sunset was incredible, it actually never really gets dark this far south but the sun does dip below the horizon. WOW!

So, penguins smell pretty bad, but they're so damn cute. Seals seem to have pretty good life, spending most of their time lieing out in the sun. The mountains are HUGE, I'm looking out the window at a mountain that rises 9000'+ feet from the ocean. The 100 or so skiers on this trip could spend the rest of our lives skiing down here and not even scratch the surface.

It's really quite awe inspiring!

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