Thank you, Paul, that's brilliant. I really enjoyed reading your post.
I have a couple of follow-up questions, although please don't feel obliged to answer them! Only if you feel inclined.
Firstly, I'm wondering how the Southern Ocean is different or unique to people who have experienced it, compared to other oceans or seas.
- Did it give you a sense of place, in terms of being so far south, in Antarctica, etc.? I'm imagining that being on a boat in the Southern Ocean would be a different thing to being on a boat in the North Atlantic, for example.
Originally Posted by Paul Ward
Like anyone who has ever worked with the sea anywhere, it makes you respect it, you can never take it for granted and you are utterly nothing to it.
I've come across this idea before, from people who have spent a lot of time with the sea such as yourself, and I find it really interesting. I'm wondering where this understanding of the sea comes from. Would you say it's tied to the sea being powerful, or you felt you had to work with it's conditions or moods, or because it's not our native environment, or perhaps something else?
Any thoughts you (and others) have would be welcome, thank you!