After sailing to Antarctica for 20 years (1993-2013) and seeing midnight ice like this, I decided to stay home and concentrate on writing books and keep my carbon footprint a little lower. I still don’t ride my bike as often as I should, but I enjoy a quieter life and having to deal with fewer airports and crowds between Alaska and Antarctica. Many of my friends still go to the deep south and I enjoy hearing their stories. Others friends are wanting to go. I don’t blame them. Antarctica is the ice age; it’s Alaska 20,000 years ago.