Monthly Archives: August 2012

Photo Essay : Elephant Island, Antarctica

Posted by on August 23, 2012

Elephant Island, a tiny spec of land on the Palmer Peninsula, holds a special place in history of Antarctica exploration. This was the location where the men of the HMS Endurance, led by Sir Ernest Shackleton landed after more than a year stuck in the Antarctic pack ice. Shackleton set off from Elephant Island in a lifeboat to make the 800 mile journey to South Georgia Island to get help. He made it and managed to return to rescue the entire crew. A bust of Luis Pardo, captain of the Chilean vessel Yelcho, sits on Elephant Island today.

I visited Elephant Island in January of 2012 as part of the Spirit of Shackleton voyage on the M/S Expedition with G Adventures.


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Man walking his dog in the mud, Port Clements, British Columbia

Posted by on August 16, 2012

Man walking his dog in the mud, Port Clements, British Columbia

Man walking his dog in the mud, Port Clements, British Columbia

This image was taken during the annual Canada Day Mud Bog Races in Port Clements. When this driver had his turn on the course, he eventually got stuck in the mud (as half the drivers do). After moving his car off the course, he surprised the crowd by emerging from the car with his dog. I thought the image of this muddy guy in overalls walking his dog through a pit of mud was hilarious.