Holmes’ journey of a lifetime

Emmalee Holmes says this trip to the Antarctic is just the tip of the iceberg.

Emmalee Holmes says this trip to the Antarctic is just the tip of the iceberg.

Wellington canoe and kayak members are growing fast and one new member has taken the sport to a whole new level.

Emmalee Holmes has taken a trip to the Antarctic Peninsula off Argentina for the trip of a lifetime.

"It was scary and dangerous but quite amazing," the Dubbo Base Hospital nurse said.

"It was always on my bucket list to go to the Antarctic but kayaking there was the ultimate holiday.

"We were quite lucky with the weather but conditions were freezing, well below zero."

This local kayaker saw stunning beauty on her journey proving there's more to the sport than just competition.

"Penguins, huge glaciers, seals, picnics by the icebergs," were some of the amazing sights and experiences.

"I have only been part of the Wellington canoe and kayak for a short time but I am enjoying it," she said.

"My shift work as a nurse at the Dubbo Hospital doesn't give me a chance to be involved in the sport as much as I can but trips like this make it all worthwhile."

Ms Holmes loves photography, wildlife and nature and uses her sport to get to places people could never imagine.

"I have been to more than 70 countries and lived overseas for a long time.

"I am home in Wellington now with the family but there's more to do in life and this is just the tip of the iceberg,'' she said.


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