Greenland is an astrobiologist's
dream - a land of extreme temperatures and lichen beyond imagination.
I was fascinated at how alive it was - in the middle of summer,
at least. I actually went swimming in a Greenlandic lake and
have pictures to prove it! The unusual illness I got while I
was there might have come from the lake - my doctor said they
hadn't seen a case of it in their entire career. No one else
caught it but me and I was the only one that went in the lake.
I'm OK now but that extreme "life on the edge" experience
taught me to be more careful when you are the first person to
ever swim in a particular lake, especially in Greenland. Science
doesn't really know what might be lurking in there.
Click on the Greenlands pic above
for the story of my participation in GeoAdventure 2004. Next
big trip for is an expedition to South Africa and Namibia. That
part of the world is so scientifically rich that I can't even
begin to tell you!