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September 16, 2017

Adventure is just bad planning.

-Roald Amundsen

Quote Of The Day

Ernest Shackleton: Endurance, Survival & Leadership

This story honors the indomitable spirit of Endurance’s crew, and the selfless leadership of Sir Ernest Shackleton. He may have failed to achieve his dream of being the first to reach the South Pole, but his leadership is recognized in ensuring his men’s survival and safe return. 1,285 more words

Reflections

Hei There!

“To travel is to live”…Hans Christian Anderson

“Once a year go somewhere you’ve never been” …Dalai Lama

August is our travelling month.  This is the time of the year that we don’t necessarily go see anyone we know but rather get to know one another again through an adventure of our choosing, although some adventures choose us!   409 more words

ON THIS DAY: July 16, 2017

July 16th is

Corn Fritters Day

Fresh Spinach Day

World Snake Day

National Ice Cream Day

Guinea Pig Appreciation Day *

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MORE! Anne Askew, Ida B. 1,013 more words

History

July 16 in history

622 The beginning of the Islamic calendar.

1054 Three Roman legates fracture relations between Western and Eastern Christian Churches through the act of placing an invalidly-issued Papal Bull of Excommunication on the altar of… 876 more words

History

New Hurtigruten ship 'will bring Antarctica to the masses', says UK MD 

The launch of a new Hurtigruten expedition ship will bring Antarctica to the masses, the UK MD of the Norwegian-based company said last night.

The 500 passengers on Roald Amundsen will not be merely ‘waving at penguins’, as guests on some other ships do, but be standing beside them, said Magnus Zetterberg at the launch of virtual reality headsets to give Hurtigruten agents and guests a 3D preview of some of the highlights of the voyages. 474 more words

News

Midwinter in Antarctica with Roald Amundsen

With midwinter upon us and an ever-so-slight chill in the air, my thoughts go straight to the land of ice, where the darkest day of a four-month twilight darkness means so much – the coming of the sun. 1,696 more words