LAND!

Today we saw land for the first time in 5 weeks, and will be stepping on solid ground! As soon as land appeared in the distance, people flocked to the helideck and the top deck of the ship to watch the land get closer, the details and colors in the rocks and plants become more vivid, and even watch the “little” Norwegian boat motor out to us to drop off a pilot to help steer our huge ship back into port. I was remembering how I saw people react when we first saw ice, as I watched people’s reactions and smiles to seeing land. Here are some of the reactions I saw and heard:

Land!
I don’t want the expedition to be over.
Look at the colors – it changed seasons while we were gone!
This was an incredible time.
It’s so beautiful!
Even the Sun is welcoming us back.
And… silence (for those who just stared at the view of the expedition ending and home getting closer)
And… giddy smiles and laughter! :)

BUT DON’T GO AWAY JUST YET!
I HAVE SOME PLANE RIDES IN FRONT OF ME NOW, BUT CHECK BACK ON THE BLOG, BECAUSE I’LL HAVE OUR BIG GROUP PORTRAIT TO SHOW YOU, AND SOME RESULTS OF ALL THE INCREDIBLE SCIENCE AND PROJECTS FROM THE EXPEDITION TOO!
(Not to mention if “dockrock” – the reverse of “seasick” – is actually a real thing…)

STAY TUNED!

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2 Responses to LAND!

  1. Welcome Home !!!
    I’ll continue to read your blog …
    Best wishes and a safe trip to Miami.
    Christine (Antoine’s mother)

    • lindsay says:

      Thanks Christine! We all learned so much and made some new friends, so it was an experience of a lifetime, definitely! Check back periodically on the blog, because I’ll update it as we develop our ideas from the expedition into activities and events here at the Museum. It won’t be as often as it has been during the expedition, but it will be once in a while! If you also want to follow along on all the cool things we do at the Museum in general, I also write (about once or twice a week) for our general Museum blog (http://www.miamisci.org/blog/), and the blog for our new Museum, currently under construction (http://www.miasci.org/blog/). Although I have not written for those while I was gone. But there are a lot of exciting things going on here in Miami! Maybe we will meet in Miami or Belgium someday!

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