Photo: Eli Duke
Antarctica: New Year's Day hike to Castle Rock
The name Arctic comes from the Greek word Arktos, which means bear.
The bears in question are not polar, but celestial: the Great and the Little Bear,
constellations visible only in the Northern Hemisphere.
Antarktikos – Antarctica – is thus the opposite of “the land of the bear”
and is situated on the other side of the planet.
We will open the book.
Its pages are blank.
We are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called Opportunity
and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.
– Edith Lovejoy Pierce
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