Antarctic Voyage Log 2011-2012

The story of my incredible experience in Antarctica in December 2011–January 2012 is now available as a PDF for download. It’s the  voyage log that I wrote much of, edited, designed, and laid out. This is what occupied me from February until it was completed in electronic format in May 2012. To my great joy, the printed version turned out beautifully and has been mailed out to voyage participants. It’s not available for purchase but it look stunning on screen, so please take a look.

Cover of the voyage log I compiled and designed for my first Antarctic expedition with Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris

Cover of the voyage log I compiled and designed for my first Antarctic expedition with Cheesemans’ Ecology Safaris


It was an amazing adventure being a naturalist staff member for Cheesemans’ Ecology Safaris in the Southern Ocean. I’m thrilled to be going back again on their special geology-focused trip this year, 12/27/12 to 1/20/13. We’ll be going again to the Falkland Islands, incredible South Georgia Island, and the exquisite land of ice, the Antarctic Peninsula. I’ll be doing the log again, too. The trip I’m on is full but they are doing an unusually long and in-depth Antarctic Peninsula only voyage, 12/30/12 to 1/17/13. If you’re thinking about visiting Antarctica, I highly recommend checking out this exceptional tour which will likely not happen again.

As I write this in early August, 2012 it’s high season for whale-watching in Monterey Bay, and I’m on the Monterey Bay Whale Watch boat almost every single day. We’re seeing humpback whales, blue whales, killer whales, and dolphins, and sharing them with visitors from all over the world. The voyage log was a huge project and once the whale-watching slows down a bit after summer I hope to have more time for drawing on the amazing images and inspirations from the Antarctic, and turning them into art for my sponsors and everyone.