Horizons of uncertainty

I am in Ushuaia at the southern tip of South America, waiting to embark on MV Greg Mortimer to work the final voyage of our Antarctic season.

The experience of flying across from Australia was one of biosecurity checks, anxiety, fear, discrimination, even repulsion from one airline counter assistant.

I cannot guess what the world will look like in 20 days time when I return to port, which new borders will close, which new biosecurity actions will be imposed to help protect us all.

I only know that now more than ever is the time to draw upon our core human values: kindness, compassion, generosity, courage. From the tiniest acts to the largest actions.

This photo I took on the morning of leaving Hobart is a reminder of earth’s eternal beauty. Wishing everyone, on land, at sea, flying high above the clouds, Bon Voyage.

14 thoughts on “Horizons of uncertainty

  1. Hi Robyn, This is a time of great uncertainty. Most people I know have shown kindness and generosity. Coronavrus health issues mean we may have to isolate ourselves or restrict our freedom of choice, and I’m looking forward to the world getting back to ‘normal’. For me, that includes get-togethers with friends and family, unrestricted travel, and opportunities to explore and grow. One positive of this huge crisis may be that we become more aware of what’s crucial to live bountifully on our planet.


  2. Safe travels, Robyn. We’re living through weird times at the moment, so your call for kindness, compassion, generosity and kindness couldn’t be more timely. x


  3. Take care Robyn and travel safely. You may have heard but Australia has imposed mandatory self-isolation as of midnight tonight.
    Sadly crises bring out the best and worst in some people. Let’s hope some common sense starts to prevail.
    Vi xx


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