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THE ICE OF ANTARCTICA FROM DHARMA DECK

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In 2003, I was looking for a way to reflect on my life. I realised that travelling around the world might be just the way to remove myself from the everyday.

Owner SW95 Dharma (in 2003)

Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, the world’s most southerly city, Ushuaia, looked more like a ski resort than a port. We felt a little out of place, because the other 10 or so pleasure boats looked a bit different to ours and the crews were incredulous that such a pristine craft would be heading to Antarctica.
It was surreal. We were all silently drinking in this wonderful sight when, suddenly, about a mile away, a magnificent whale rose out of the sea. At sunset, a magical orange light lit up the icy, rocky inlets. We passed icebergs as big as islands, then spent a night in a bay ringed by enormous mountain peaks and woke to find ourselves surrounded by chunks of floating ice. Luckily, a chunk that was about half the size of the boat missed us at the last minute.  Dharma captain

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