Antarctica’s Meditation Rock: The Perfect Vantage Point

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What a sacred place. The view from the rocks gives us the perfect vantage point. You can hear the penguins calling out, but what captures me the most is the glaciers. Occasionally, you’ll hear fracturing of the ice. A large crack, and boom. And if you’re lucky enough, see the ice break off and crumble into the deep blue waters below, with such ease as well – like sand falling within an hourglass.

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The sunlight is hitting the adjacent mountains, emphasizing its every peak. The thick clouds have given way to reveal an impossibly blue sky. There is no sense of time here – an ideal location for self-reflection.

Trekking up to Meditation Rock

Trekking up to Meditation Rock

Looks far, but the hike actually wasn't too bad

Looks far, but the hike actually wasn’t too bad

View across from where I was sitting

View from across where I was sitting

Poor little guy. On days where you just. can't. even. I feel ya.

Poor little guy. On days where you just. can’t. even. I feel ya.

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Ice, ice baby

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The text in this post was taken from an original journal entry made during the International Antarctic Expedition 2013, written on March 7, 2013 on Meditation Rock, Neko Harbor.

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