I made it back to McMurdo around 3:00am today. Last minute flight and we hadn’t seen a Herc Plane in over two weeks! Living in a deep field camp in Antarctica is an experience only a handful of people will have and that’s why I did it. It was a beautiful place and a great experience, but I have to say I’m glad to be back in “civilization”. Flushing toilets, showers that you don’t have to shovel and melt snow to take, dark rooms to sleep in, not being on call anymore…it’s delightful.
Just settling in today and I’ll catch up on the 2 months work of emails, laundry and sleep. I’m sorry you’ve only had a few blog posts while I’m out there but there are many people to thank for that (My McMermaid and my Seattle Gnome). Without internet access and airplanes I’m shocked we got what we got up on there. I’ll be posting many more in the days to come to tell you all more about my experience. I should be in McMurdo through the end of the month and some travels in New Zealand. I’m most looking forward to some fresh fruits and vegetables, trees and flowers, fresh nature smells, the sunset and probably most of all…night time.
Just before the plane arrived at camp to take a few of us away, I got to see one of these amazing sights. This circular rainbow is what happens when the light refracts through ice crystals when there is moisture in the air. It’s just a beautiful sight and a sweet goodbye from the Antarctic Tundra.
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