One-Year Ago (09-January-2016) — Pacific Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 5: Crossing the Pacific Ocean.

Brown Booby on the mast of the MV World Odyssey.  Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera with a 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec).

Brown Booby on the Mast of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Brown Booby on the Mast of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)

Monday (04-January-2016) — California

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 0: San Diego, California.

This morning I went for a walk along the San Diego Harbor to see the MV World Odyssey. This is the new ship that Semester at Sea is using for its voyages, and will be my home for the next 3 1/2 months. Even though the ship is docked in San Diego, we have to take a bus ride to Ensenada, Mexico before we can board the ship. The Spring Semester Voyage starts tomorrow night. The first port will be Honolulu, Hawaii.

Seagull with the MV World Odyssey in the background. San Diego Harbor, California. One day before the 2016 Spring Semester at Sea Voyage would begin. Nikon 1 V3 camera and 10-30 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/10, 1/125 sec). Image Processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)
Seagull with the MV World Odyssey in the background. San Diego Harbor, California. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 10-30 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/10, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (25-December-2014) — South Georgia

Gone to See Antarctica 2014/2015. Hurtigruten Christmas Voyage on the MS Fram. Day 10: Grytviken, South Georgia.

One year old King Penguin nearly completely molted to its adult feathers at a colony near Grytviken in South Georgia. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/6.2, 1/160 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 8, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC 2014.

One year old King Penguin Nearly Completely Molted to its Adult Feathers near Grytviken in South Georgia. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/6.2, 1/160 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 8, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC 2014. (David J Mathre)
One year old King Penguin Nearly Completely Molted to its Adult Feathers near Grytviken in South Georgia. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/6.2, 1/160 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 8, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC 2014. (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (20-December-2014) — South Atlantic Ocean

Gone to See Antarctica 2014/2015. Hurtigruten Christmas Voyage on the MS Fram. Day 5: At Sea.

Cape Petrel in Flight from the Deck of the MS Fram. These birds flew along the ship during most of the voyage. This image was taken before the shutter on my Nikon Df died (ISO 1100, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC.

Cape Petrel in Flight from the Deck of the MS Fram. These birds flew along the ship during most of the voyage. This image was taken before the shutter on my Nikon Df died (ISO 1100, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)
Cape Petrel in Flight from the Deck of the MS Fram. These birds flew along the ship during most of the voyage. This image was taken before the shutter on my Nikon Df died (ISO 1100, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)