Deception Island in Antarctica (one of the locations in A Trip to the Bottom of the World) is the caldera of an active volcano that last erupted in 1969. While the island provides a safe harbour for boats, the narrow entranceway is treacherous and difficult to navigate. Inside the caldera, the black beaches offer warm, swimmable waters (depending on the weather and local currents).

 

 Standing on the edge at the bottom of the world.

 

A navigational map of Deception Island from 1829.

 

Frank takes a leisurely stroll to the beach. “Where’s my piña colada?”

 

Best friends forever.