Of all the photos I’ve brought home from my travels, the watery image my camera produced without any filters or manipulation on my part, is one of my favorites. I’d somehow managed to capture exactly what I experienced: a you-had-to-be-there moment in a beautiful city with a rich, dramatic, and poetic history.
The first big trucks rolled down the street while I was pouring a cup of coffee and within minutes the rumbling began. The sound of crashing and falling debris grew louder and I looked out the window to see my neighbors standing on porches and sidewalks. Curious, I stepped out as well.
On the night I attended “Untamed Antarctica,” the final program in WestCoast Entertainment’s premier season of the National Geographic Live! series, I settled into my seat expecting something close to the classic travelogue: a big screen, canned music and the detached voice of a narrator describing places I’ve never been.
Cheryl-Anne Millsap's Home Planet column appears each week in the Wednesday "Pinch" supplement. Cheryl-Anne is a regular contributor to Spokane Public Radio and her essays can be heard on Public Radio stations across the country.