Marty’s photo of the day #4648: The expedition to Antarctica Deb and I did many years ago for my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, was absolutely magical. We’ve discussed doing it again, but we know that trying to recreate magic like that seldom works. Then, this week, we learned that the “new” way of doing Antarctica is flying down to the continent and getting on a boat waiting there. Boo! Half the fun was crossing the Drake Passage (famous for the roughest seas in the world), giving us time to bond with passengers from around the world, and then, after much anticipation, getting up at three in the morning to be the first on the boat to see Antarctica (this photo).

Instead, we’re going to Bonaire later this year and then, quite possibly Iceland, for our “cold adventure.”