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.