My year (and then some) on the Ice comes to a close....

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November 10th 2011
Published: January 27th 2012
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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 i... Read Full Entry

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galley all dresed up galley all dresed up
galley all dresed up

the galley (dining hall) decorated for holidays, wish it looked like this all the time!
Science Support CenterScience Support Center
Science Support Center

Where I worked -all the equipment science needs is maintained here.
helo ridehelo ride
helo ride

coming back from a long days work in the field. enjoying the view.....
better than a Hummerbetter than a Hummer
better than a Hummer

when tires just wont do..Ford F250 Antarctic Edition-avail only in Red! No a/c either...
chowin downchowin down
chowin down

Summers back in Mcmurdo--and so are the 'Freshies'-fresh food for all and a treat for the winter overs still left on station!
science everywherescience everywhere
science everywhere

the annual migration of science 'fish huts' to their respective study sites on the ice, a true sign of the Mcmurdo summer.
halloween 2011halloween 2011
halloween 2011

Halloween 2011-given I had arived prior to last halloween I didnt expect to be here for another one, but no costume, other than a green wig and hawaiian shirt!
Mactow Halloween party 2011Mactow Halloween party 2011
Mactow Halloween party 2011

the gym is transformed -700 people at the end of the Earth, home made costumes, lots of music and dance -and alot of fun!
Coffee House!Coffee House!
Coffee House!

Summer science hangout, winter -over social spot, movie theater, board games, wine and coffee. My fav. winter chill spot.
so long Mcmurdo!so long Mcmurdo!
so long Mcmurdo!

my job is done! 13 months and headed to New Zealand. Its always emotional for me, happy and sad at the same time.
parting penguin picparting penguin pic
parting penguin pic

and lastly...someone in a penguin original! but its fitting I suppose, Mcmurdo loves a party!

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