Sunday, November 27, 2011

Alvinisms 1321

"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."

- R. Buckminister Fuller

Thought of the day: There are tons of photos of flying birds, penguins, and glaciers each with their own story and mystique. But I don't have the time or patience and I'm sure you don't wanna see and read all about them so I'll just kinda quickly choose a few to post. Trust, there are a lot. These are just from our first landing.

Food for thought:
Succulent beef wellington w/ buttery sauteed spinach and port wine reduction.  

-Alvinism of the Wildboyz
Antarctica Petrel
One of the most things I was most excited to see was an albatross. The bird with the longest wingspan in the world. I've been fascinated with them ever since I read the poem, The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Richard's excited for our first time on Antarctica!
This little gentoo penguin was our welcoming party.
Penguins, zodiac boats and massive glaciers.
Dang, get a room!
You weren't allowed to go up to the penguins but if they came up to you it's okay. And since they're so inquisitive and not afraid of humans they did.
This probably didn't hatch, more likely another bird flew in and ate it.
I am here.
Richard is here too.
There's the gentoo penguin keeping it's egg warm.
This little chinstrap penguin is ready to projectile shoot some crap! Seriously, that's how they do it.
This was only our first landing so there will be many more to come. I'll leave you with this little wobbly guy.

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