When you dream of doing something your entire life there is a danger you could be disappointed if that fantasy becomes a reality. Perhaps it won’t be as big, as impressive, as incredible as you’d always imagined it would be.
Having recently returned from Antarctica I now know that I was never going to have that problem with the seventh continent. While I may have a fertile imagination nothing can compare to actually being there; to seeing, feeling, and breathing in this incredible part of the world.
I’m yet to write my feature post about the experience, but having just finished a video from my time there I’m too excited to wait before I share it.
This is only my second attempt at creating a video, and I still have so much to learn (I also clearly need to work on keeping a steadier camera, though that can be tough when you’re bouncing around in a zodiac!).
The video has been made with footage I took on a GoPro Hero4 Black (one of oh so many GoPros that were out and about in Antarctica… it’s such a great place for them), as well as on my Canon EOS 600D, with a little iPhone in the mix.
And I’ve set the vision to a track I love, Cold Light of Day by Pegasus featuring the gorgeous diva Katherine Ellis. It’s a track that can be found on Freemasons’ Shakedown 3, and one I often listened to in my One Ocean Expeditions cabin on the Russian icebreaker Akademik Ioffe.
But enough talk for now, time to enjoy the ice, whales, seals and penguins, including one penguin that looks like it’s headed to a snowball fight, and a humpback that gave us a wonderful fright by popping up in front of our zodiac when we had no idea it was around. Here we go….
Amanda Woods travelled on Akademik Ioffe as a guest of One Ocean Expeditions but all thoughts and opinions remain her own.
Heading to Antarctica via Ushuaia? Check out my Ushuaia for Beginners guide.
You can also find out what it’s like to fly over Antarctica on one of the Antarctica Flights out of Australia.