What I Know About...Antarctica
by Jackie Orsulak
: Heading Home
Day 11: Ushuaia and home
About midnight, we reached the Beagle Channel and all calmed down. We sailed quietly into the port of Ushuaia. We arrived in time to have breakfast and disembark the ship for our flights home. Stanley, Fernando and Mr. Lee kissed the solid ground as they walked ashore and felt relief from their sea sickness.
This has been an extraordinary adventure to an enchanting land of peace and beauty. Because Mother Nature rules the conditions, they were not always ideal. The photos we took are not as we would have liked due to the gloomy weather, but the memories are more than one could ever imagine or deserve. This truly is a land untouched by humankind, and hopefully it will remain that way forever.
In the violent world of man today, I have been blessed to see a land without confrontation. The only battle here is between humans and their ability to endure the elements this land serves up. Humans can peacefully co-exist with Mother Nature and can battle for peace throughout the world—perhaps this is the most difficult and most necessary battle of all.
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About the author:
Jackie Orsulak is a volunteer for NEST (Network for
Endangered Sea Turtles).
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