Published: January 27th 2012November 10th 2011
driving the big toys...
Driving the big Challenger tractor out on the Ice Road, hauling a load. not my regular tasking, but a little heavy metal R&R, having some fun and working at the same time.
Apologies again, this is a Nov 2011 post before leaving The Ice that I never got around to finishing/publishing- so now catching up! and almost there! -thanks for taking a look!
Originaly scheduled to leave Mcmurdo Station in early Oct i was extended till early Nov/11 But I greatly enjoyed the transition from summer to winter to full summer again(no other seasons here!) the sun is up, the sun is down-thats it. The pics are mostly from that few weeks extra, and just some shots around 'town' -rather than of penguins and seals. Getting on that C-17 flight off the Ice, I didnt know if I would ever see Antarctica again, none of us ever really
do despite our plans. Its still a very wild and unpredictable place-and life is too. So each time I leave it is with new friends, amazing memories, and just one more last glance out the window,
just in case. ................
next stop: New Zealand South Island and the Rail Trail!
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