Matt Vance is a New Zealand-based writer and sailor who has worked in and around Antarctica for more than a decade.
His latest book is How to Sail a Boat (AWA Press, 2013).
White day dreaming
MemoirWe linger together well past bedtime, talking of our children. The sun plays its part by refusing to set, doing an orbit around the horizon and waltzing shadows across the lounge. Below us are about eighty metres of ice floating on the waters of the Ross Sea. Further towards the mainland and buried some sixteen metres down in the ice are Scott, Bowers and Wilson, frozen into their sleeping bags and wrapped in their tent.
An A-frame in Antarctica
EssayAHEAD WAS A peculiar vision. Black Island appeared to levitate above the Ross Ice Shelf. A shimmering dark lake had formed below it where there had not been rain for over two million years. I rest on my ski...