The conference was a huge success and the people of Oslo were friendly and always ready to help me find the correct train. Oslo is a very clean city- there are hygiene meters in the public restrooms at the airport! I would like to return to Norway and tour the fjords on the western side of the country.
Thanks again to the International Arctic Research Center in Fairbanks, Alaska and the National Science Foundation for providing travel funds to Oslo. Although he did not attend the Oslo Science Conference, Dave Marchant's presence is always felt in any talk I give showcasing Beacon Valley. I will always be grateful to him for giving me the extraordinary opportunity to work with him in Antarctica.
I flew over the fjords of Norway and believe it or not, over Iceland before crossing the Atlantic to come home. This afforded me the opportunity to photograph landscapes that I had only seen in textbooks for years. The end of another exciting adventure.