By Nancy Stoops
Part of my holidays I had the pleasure of hanging out with some new penguin friends. Yes I travelled to the continent of Antarctica my seventh and final continent. Now I can finally say I have been to every continent and have the proud honor of being a world traveler. I have traveled the whole world by myself. I must tell you Antarctica is truly a magical place. I saw penguin colonies with hundreds of penguins. They are such adorable and friendly creatures. They just kept doing their thing as I stood mesmerized watching them. I can’t believe that a continent that is so very unspoiled still exists in our world. I saw icebergs that were blue and huge. The solace this place offers is really hard to begin to describe. It was unbelievably quiet as we travelled through the water by ship and then by zodiacs when we would want to go to shore or to just get a closer look.
Besides penguins we also saw many types of seals just chilling on snowy rocks. We also saw orca and humpback whales and many types of birds. The wildlife was totally awesome. It’s so incredible to see wildlife in their natural environments. I’ve now swam with, fed and walked tigers, rode and trained elephants, held cheetahs in my lap, laid with sea lions, fed wallabies and kangaroos, held koalas, swam with giant sea turtles, sharks, rays, and have snorkeled with many different types of schools of fish. These close up wildlife experiences have always been my favorite part of my travels. It truly is an amazing world and there are so many wonderful places to go and things to see and do. I now have friends all over the world. I would highly recommend travelling the world if you get the chance. It will change you forever and help you see the magic in our world!!!!
This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T. Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Nancy is now accepting new clients. She also works as a motivational speaker. Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups for teens and can handle many court mandated needs. For more information about any of these services contact Nancy at (909) 229-0727. You may e-mail Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may purchase Nancy’s books Live Heal and Grow and Midnight the Therapy Dog at Amazon.com.