[from the stabenow.com vaults, first posted February 28, 2008]
How cool is this? Okay, literally as well as figuratively, as that’s the Gerlache Strait next to Wiencke Island off the Danco Coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Follow the links to find out where all those places are.
In the foreground is mapmaker Cherie Northon on board the Star Princess (she made the map of Mnemosynea for me, and she will be doing a map of Kate Shugak’s Park later as well, with the help of the Danamaniacs), holding a copy of Blindfold Game she found in the ship’s library.
“I finished the book in about 3 days (in between iceberg, albatross, humpback, and penguin sightings),” she writes, and says further, “I thought it was quite captivating and had lots of threads that were slowly woven together like a Gaucho’s poncho showing the pampas cross (I picked up a book on Argentine textiles because I’ve been trying to track a certain design, which is why I use this metaphor).”