Monday, February 1, 2010

Cape Horn

In the past, rounding Cape Horn was something sailors thought about with dread.  Known for high winds and rough seas, it was one of the most dangerous passages a sailing ship could do.

The winds and waves were in evidence when the Amsterdam cruised by.  Cape Horn showed herself in all of her mercurial moods, in sunshine,

and shrouded in gray. 

It even snowed for a while, and this is summer here.  And then, shortly before we headed further south on the way to Antarctica, and while I thought about the old square-rigged boats heeling to one side as they battled the wind and prayed to survive, Cape Horn showed us one last facet of her  personality.  A rainbow.


  1. Wow! That really is the rainbow's end! this is beautiful.