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Antarctica » Antarctica » McMurdo Station October 14th 2010

Life in McMurdo goes on and besides the extreme cold, reminds me a lot of college. Their are a wide variety of activities to do and their is always work to be done. There are plenty of people to meet and all have an interesting story to tell. The mess hall is reminiscent of a freshman cafeteria, except the food is much better. Every meal comes with desert so for those of you with a hyper sweet tooth, this is the place to be. The last couple of days I have been busy with my GPR training (Ground Penetrating Radar). The GPR will be used in combination with a Piston Bully to search for crevices along our traverse route to Coulman High. The Piston Bully, similar to a Snow cat, is equipped with a large boom ... read more
GPR Training

Antarctica » Antarctica » McMurdo Station October 9th 2010

Well I made it, and yes the rumors are true, it is cold. Although surprisingly not as cold as I thought it would be. The departure form Cristchurch was less like an airplane flight and more like a military operation, loud people telling you what to do and many rules and regulations to follow. Considering it was a military operation I guess I can't complain that much. When I went to exit the aircraft upon arrival a strange feeling came over me, I had never been so unaware of what I would see and feel once I walked out the door. I have been skydiving but somehow exiting this plane on the ground was much more nerve-racking then jumping out of the other one. I was totally prepared to be blasted with gail force winds and ... read more
Cockpit C-17

Ellie: Despite the fish tank, we're back at our favourite cafe. Today we went to Nusa Dua. Upon arrival we were expecting a line of gleaming five star hotels, backing on to a pristine beach. We were dropped off near a car park, some litter, and some men on jet-skis shouting "water spor? water spor?" Oh. Luckily we weren't put off and set off in search of a nicer patch of sand. It didn't take long to find the row of gleaming hotels we were expecting. I managed to sweet talk a nice Indonesian man called Davna (or something) into letting us have a day on the sun loungers at "Oasis" hotel for only 40 000 rupiah (about three quid). We basked there smugly all day, complete with stripy five star towels. Unfortunately, lying about being ... read more

It's cold here out in the wilderness!... read more

This is me tweeting!... read more


Antarctica » Antarctica » Casey Station August 24th 2010

Again - it's cold here - and twitter has frozen over :(... read more

I'm cold. It's cold here. Twitter has frozen over and left me alone.... read more

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Antarctica » Antarctica » McMurdo Station July 8th 2010

The 2009 - 2010 season was the year of the Penguin. If I saw one, I saw a thousand. The descriptions under each photo tells it all. If you have any questions, please email me at read more
Antarctica 2009 - 2010 Season
Antarctica 2009 - 2010 Season
Antarctica 2009 - 2010 Season

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