EREBUS AND TERROR GULF, ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

by Dianne Chisholm https://diannechisholm.space/


Floating ice shelves, ice islands, ice capes, towering ice

cliffs appear off port side. Looming large. Close.

White continent rises from black waters as we cruise

through peninsular portals. Antarctica’s here!


I’m alone on deck three. Hugging the railing against

bracing spray. Looking out from where outward looking is

most possible. We’re a small ship in an immense

landscape making our way slowly and getting smaller.


Inside, it’s warm and the music is playing. Guests lounge

over drinks and coffee-table books of sublime icescapes,

savoring their distraction. I find shelter in the port-side

doorway, between frames.



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