We were shooting at this orange wall when we realized there was garbage on fire in the middle of the street??? Swipe for some videos of us just trying to take some photos when this craziness happened 😂 Anyways, I’m at the airport now leaving LA and I’m so sad to be going but soooo excited to edit all the fun photos I was able to take. Little trips like this are so good for the soul and I want to plan more soon... but where to next? 🤔✈️
Is a big boi. A sleeping Mr. Elephant Seal. In the next few days I'll be posting a whole lot of photos from Grytviken, South Georgia. Probably the highlight of the trip. I had waited for SO LONG to finally get here for so many reasons and when we finally did arrive, on a beautiful, calm, sunny afternoon I knew all my wishes and waiting had finally come true.
Happy late bday to one of the kindest friend I know ✨🎉 Thank you for being such a dependable friend and sister in Christ.
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I met my hero while we were visiting Grytviken, South Georgia. And by met, I mean, I cried over his grave sight. Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton. The true inspiration for my journey down here. I don't want to go into full blown detail, so I'll just leave it at this: He is one of the most renowned polar explorers, if not one of the most renowned explorers in general, having brought ALL of his men back ALIVE on the ill fated Endurance expedition. Just research the Endurance expedition or pick up the book recounting the journey, written by Alfred Lansing and give it a good read. One of the best adventure stories ever......And we got to walk practically in his footsteps from here at his grave sight in Grytviken, into the Weddel Sea where Endurance broke to pieces, to Elephant Island (!!!!) where Shackleton and his men landed after rowing for 6 days in freezing conditions in open air rowing boats..... There's so much more I could say about the man and his journeys, but just remembering, standing here with my dad, thinking to ourselves "We made it" and crying on each others shoulders brings tears to my eyes once again. Truly a humbling experience to be in the presence of such greatness in one of the most spectacular places on Earth.... I am truly grateful to have spent this moment and this whole trip with my father, my other great hero.
One of the coolest aspects of South Georgia and the Antarctic was the shipwrecks and ruins on the shores. Things decay, even animals, at a much much slower rate here because of the massively cold temperatures so lots of things, especially wooden objects, are rather well preserved. Here's a nameless shipwreck on the shores of Grytviken, an old whaling station on South Georgia.