|Impressions from SOI Arctic Youth Expedition 2011
128 people that I love and will miss
I love this trip!
I’ll miss my friends
Amazing experience, gonna miss you all!
Such a diverse group coming together for the same cause
3 course meals, yum!
So many friends
I love SOI!
SOI 2011 was the best one
People I shall miss
I will miss my new friends and the ship
Friendship and peace
I don’t want this to end
The Arctic is ineffable
All good things must come to an end; I don’t want this to end
SOI is fly
...like no place on Earth
Flexibility is the key!
Looking outside, just getting out of bed to see these incredibly high and beautiful mountains with no words to describe how amazing they were; it was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever experienced.
There are hardships ahead, but there are good people in the world
What once was a pretty dream has turned into a global responsibility
People and nature
Simply indescribable and unforgettable
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. (Henry David Thoreau)
I love the Arctic
I love seals
I wish this could last longer
I love the Polar Regions
Bird, whale, plant, Derrick
Trailblazers: Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Nature is wise. – Watch. Listen. Plan. Act.
Johnny Awesome! He wrestled a polar bear!
My friends in the Arctic need some support
Once in a lifetime experience
I failed my way to success (Thomas Edison)
Meeting unforgettable people
Be the change you want to see in the world
New for me: new friends, new perspectives about the Arctic
I will miss my SOI family
The future is in our hands
Horizons are expanded as you move onward, so keep moving forward
This experience has greatly changed me for the better
This trip has changed my life! Once in a lifetime experience! Work to be done.
Inuit culture rocks!
This is the best opportunity I’ve gotten!
Best time of my life (so far!)
The end of this trip is really just the beginning of something much bigger
I will miss you guys
I’m going to miss everyone
Nunavut is not the only future; I am the future of the Arctic
It’s good how we got to see the changes first hand so we will try to make changes in our daily lives because we are the future leaders!
We are the leaders of TODAY!
The cold, cold, cold, cold ocean. I’ve never felt so alive. Just letting the salt water hold me up. Looking at the clouds and hearing the thrum of the Zodiacs vibrate through the depths – every single nerve screaming and tingling and connected to the world.
A new beginning/chapter in our lives
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing (Helen Keller)
Mosquitoes everywhere! My whole hat was covered in them in Labrador!
I don’t want to leave!
I can’t find a word to describe how I feel!
I love that melting ice sounds like Rice Krispies!
Don’t waste any time, act fast, and take it all in each and every breath you take
Eat your elephant!
Best opportunity ever!
Act sooner so there will be less hard decisions in the future
Eric’s course on glaciers in Greenland was great
Youth are making a difference right now
If you go to the Arctic… bring a bug jacket
So beautiful, so inspiring!
Dost thou love life?
Then do not squander time,
for that is the stuff life is made of.
Don’t let your dreams be dreams.
Go for it!
Ice. Ice. Baby.
Protect the poles. Protect the planet.
Eric and Ian are hilarious
This is real life, guys.
I don’t care what Ian says, puffins are awesome!
I wasn’t seasick, mwahahahaha
Anything and everything on this ship rocked!
When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile
A memory of yesterday is no stronger then a vision of TOMORROW
Let’s go out and make a world we’ll be proud of
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift that why it’s called the present
True friendships NEVER end
Think globally, act locally!
You are all Johnnies, you are all awesome!
A year goes by and I can’t talk about it, ‘cause when I close my eyes and drift away I think of the Arctic and everything is okay.
Best trip ever!
SOI is my new family, Yay!
I love Mike!
They can because they think they can (Virgil)
I love you guys, I’m going to miss this
Greenland is awesome
Too awesome to leave behind, I love SOI!
I mished you sho I shvam!
Always follow your passion, even if it goes wrong, keep your spirit up and be open to let the world in for those ideas that will help you and your passion to make the change that the world needs.
Always let your voice be heard… through any form of Art
Seikailu alkakon! (The adventure begins)
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities (Aristotle)
Nothing is impossible!
I love you!
Follow your bliss!
Trip of a lifetime (66 year old)
Une planète. Un peuple.
This journey wasn’t about the things we did, but it was about the way the people, the places and the journey changed us and made us feel, it always goes back to those feelings.
Lance un câble aux étoiles.
Auks are coolers than penguins!!!
Bergie bits rock!
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does (Margaret Mead)
Don’t want it to end!
Greenland forever! SOI rocks!
So many cultures
Take risks. Don’t be rash. We can do this if we work together.
…a common hope
I don’t want to go home!
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds (Albert Einstein)
Learn from the world and experience it!
Love is like a bar of soap, once you think you’ve got it, it slips away
I wish that the trip would be longer
I never would’ve believed how amazing this experience was going to be
I love life!