Ciara Wing

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South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands: The First Penguin

By Ciara Wing Eighth-grade world explorer and competitive athlete who lives near Lake Tahoe |  What’s life like aboard an Abercrombie & Kent cruise to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands? It’s an awesome experience that takes adventurous teens and tweens, and their families, to some of the most remote places in the world. Here is Ciara’s story. |  As I stepped out of the zodiac, I was startled by a knee-high penguin gazing up at me. I squatted down and...

The Mysterious Moai of Easter Island

By Ciara Wing Eighth-grade world explorer and competitive athlete who lives near Lake Tahoe |  After seeing pictures of impervious stone heads standing in a grassy plain with the ocean in the distance, I painted a picture of Easter Island. My imagined landscape was a tiny, isolated, uninhabited grassy island dominated by stony heads worn with time, a mystery just waiting to be uncovered....