“The simple things in life that we take for granted. Family and friends back home, fresh fruit and vegetables, trees, grass, running water, rain and a comfortable bed.”
These are the things that Anthony Powell misses when he returns time and again to work in the Antarctica.
At 52 years old he has just completed his 8th summer and 10th winter down there and is now faced with entering back into society.
“Once you spend a decent amount of time there, you can have trouble re-adjusting when you return to normal life. Being bombarded by noise and advertising, being stuck in traffic, seeing crowds of faces you do not recognise, breathing in city smog or even having too many choices at the supermarket.”