We are extremely pleased to share a story from an Australian guest who travelled to Antarctica.
PAMELA FAIRBURN was so inspired by what she was witnessing, she spent her time sketching and drawing her surrounds to create a series of paintings she calls Precious White.
Her paintings explore the light, reflections, textures, colour and human stories from the precious landscapes of Antarctica and we wanted to share her story and experience with you too.
Pamela tells us about her experience:
"I can't in words describe my awe and wonderment of what we experienced down on the White Continent!
I was so fortunate to travel with my husband and 2 other couples to Antarctica on board the cruise ship L'Austral. It was to be a trip of a lifetime and one I would never forget... it has always been on our Bucket List but in reality it was so much more than what we could have imagined! We travelled from the tip of South America leaving the port town of Ushuaia and civilisation behind us. We weathered the notorious Drake Passage and we weren't even seasick! The sea birds followed us all the way down to the Peninsula. A good omen?"
"One of my breath away moments was when we passed through The Lemaire Channel... the ship moved slowly and quietly through the ice pack, mountains each side and the sun setting. Minke whales, humpbacks, seals and many penguins were just metres away from the ship ... Nature and such beauty!
I have used paint and collage on canvas to explore and try to capture the Essence of our Precious White Land. So important for us all to preserve and care for..... for future generations!"