All posts by: Joan Larsen
BORA BORA – God must have personally placed this islands in the ocean after He finished the rest of the world. This place stands alone in its spectacular beauty.
ANTARCTICA – We stand on the deck, mesmerized, as a series of icebergs, each larger than our ship, float by as if on parade.
By the age of 8 I had my head in atlases, planning to be the female version of Richard Halliburton, going to remote islands no one had ever visited before.
ANTARCTICA – When killer whales go spyhopping, it's totally breathtaking.
SOUTH GEORGIA, Antarctica – Penguins! Thousands of them! Everybody loves penguins.
ALASKA – You must never turn your back on a grizzly. Every time the bear looked at the ground, I edged downward on spongy tundra, never looking behind me for a foothold.
The crew talked about the rogue wave hitting the ship, but we heard no details. Not a word about the injured passengers. They had disappeared. Forever. A reader story.