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Yesterday Camp – Part 10 – “The Comforts of Yesterday Camp”

Yesterday Camp – Part 10 – “The Comforts of Yesterday Camp”

Part 10 The Comforts of Yesterday Camp We arrived an hour later at the sea ice airfield and hopped into the shuttle that passed by Scott Base (operated by New Zealand’s version of the NSF) and crossed over Ross Island to McMurdo Station. I was still clad in all the necessary layers of protective clothing…

Yesterday Camp – Part 9 – “A Rushed Goodbye”

Yesterday Camp – Part 9 – “A Rushed Goodbye”

Part 9 A Rushed Goodbye With the possibility of good weather, our project director Patrick hoped that we would have two teams out in the field today pulling seismometers. Ideally, one team would go to a long distance station in the plane and the second would go to a closer station on the snowmobiles. Unfortunately,…

Yesterday Camp – Part 2 – “The Noise, the Silence, and the Music”

Yesterday Camp – Part 2 – “The Noise, the Silence, and the Music”

Part 2 The Noise, the Silence, and the Music It is flat here. Really flat. The horizon is identical in every direction. There is no geographic feature to use as a frame of reference. To complicate matters, there are two different systems of navigation that make “true north” the opposite physical direction from “grid north.”…

The Hut and the Iceberg

The Hut and the Iceberg

Monday Nov 7, 2016 Elaine Hood, a former History professor gave me an excellent guided tour of the Discovery Hut today. The hut was originally built by Robert Falcon Scott’s team during his 1902 expedition. Shackleton was on that voyage too. Scott sent Shackleton home before they arrived at the South Pole because of sickness….

Seals, Songwriters and Secretaries of State

Seals, Songwriters and Secretaries of State

Nov 4, 2016 As the temperature rises in the Antarctic Spring, the Weddell Seals chew holes through the sea ice to sun themselves and their pups. On a clear day like today, their tear drop-shaped bodies standout like giant slugs lying on miles and miles of sea ice. They like to recline on their backs,…

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