SUBMITTED BY: Christy Day LOCATION: Ross Sea, Antarctica (2005)
The world of travelers can be divided into two distinct groups: Those who can’t get to the South Pole fast enough for some old-school frostbite and those who say ‘No way, I’d rather spend my $10K at Disney!”
Traveling by Russian icebreaker, for which she occasionally served as the emergency brake, Christy took a “Wonders of the Ross Sea” tour of Antarctica — visiting icebergs, ice fields, ice-clogged waters and historical huts (from explorers Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton) surrounded by ice.
During her expedition, she also snooped around McMurdo Station (America’s science research facility) and introduced herself to various penguin colonies.
The birds are nonplussed by the tourist paparazzi.
(Christy Day, of Amherst, NH, seeks to travel to the farthest reaches of the earth. She teaches English at Salem State University in Massachusetts.)