Where does the strange attraction of the polar regions lie, so powerful, so gripping that on one’s return from them one forgets all weariness of body and soul and dreams only of going back?
Jean-Baptiste Charcot as quoted by Graham Collier and Patricia Graham Collier in Antarctic Odyssey, (New York: Caroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1999), xiv.
“In English, ‘Kerguelen’ is pronounced [‘kə:gɪlɪn], [‘kɚgələn], etc.” Wikipedia
I can hardly think of anything to say. I’ve been all wrong. And I guess the only worthwhile question left to ask is … well … uh … how do you pronounce ‘kə:gɪlɪn or ‘kɚgələn?
P.S. Read Why Kerguelen? for an explanation as to my fascination with the island(s).