Ryan's Journal

"My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?" — David Mitchell

Culver City, California

Posted from Culver City, California at 5:40 pm, October 28th, 2006

This is the first year since 2002 that I’m not going to be in Antarctica during the Winter, and I’m going through a bit of withdrawal. Reading through my journal entry from this day two years ago, however, makes the withdrawal a bit easier to bear:

In the words of Shane, “What kind of shit have I gotten myself into now?” Winds are sustained at thirty-to-forty knots, waves are twelve-to-fifteen feet, and the boat is jumping like a Mexican bean. With the assistance of drugs my vision is horribly blurred but I’m not feeling ill, although several of the fellow passengers have been heaving forth with great gusto throughout the day. One thing they don’t tell you about rough seas is that while walking around is very, very tough, using the bathroom is practically a gymnastic event.

Even with the threat of hideous seasickness it would be nice to be heading back again.

King Penguin and Chicks at Right Whale Bay

King Penguin & Chicks at Right Whale Bay

2 responses to “Culver City, California”

  1. Happy Birthday!!

    I wanted to call you to give you a surprise but realised that I dont even know where you are staying now let alone having your phone number to call you!

    Hope you had a great day!

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