Friday, November 30, 2007

Friends Like These

A friend went to Antarctica and South Georgia last year on the Nordnorge—the same ship that picked up the passengers from the sinking M/S Explorer. When I went, I'd gone only on the Antarctica itinerary with GAP, not on the extended version. Probably because I was paying for it out of my own pocket while my friend was on a junket.

I have a minor Endurance/Shackleton obsession, so my friend kindly bought and sent me this postcard of Shackleton's grave on South Georgia Island.

Which was wonderful of him, but it would be a little more wonderful if he hadn't written on it: "I've been here and you haven't. Ha."


Marie Javins said...

Speaking of "ecotourism" --ahem-- has anyone noticed this?

My mother speculated on this just a week ago.

Marie Javins said...

Oh, and the friend who sent the postcard is just dying to beat me at strip passport. So I better start going to some new places before I lose my shirt!

Amanda Castleman said...

Hey, look on the bright side: at least your postcard arrived. That same friend goofed my address, even though it's on my email signature and all over the Interwebs. And despite his photographic memory ... not to mention the fact he used my PO Box for eight months.

He made up for much, however, by sending me the nastiest hula postie ever from Hawaii.