February 15, 2011 Comments Off on Polar Opposites
I have always preferred the North Pole to the South Pole (Ice bears > penguins*), but I’d still love to visit Antarctica’s Dark Sector… A place without light pollution or radio wave interference – and a view like that:
Be sure to check out the Boston Globe Big Picture post on Scenes from Antarctica, where the above picture was taken from…
The BBC is currently producing a series about the polar regions called The Frozen Planet. The very interesting reports and pictures by Chris Watson can be read, viewed, and listened to here. And now, with Shackleton’s whiskey from his hut on Ross Island being thawed, why not revisit his tales from the South Pole?
1. My South Polar Expedition by Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (mp3, Project Gutenberg, 3:43)
2. A Journey South by Chris Watson (mp3, Touch Radio, 50:20)
*Penguins aren’t that bad, actually…