I'm leaving tomorrow for another season at McMurdo in Antarctica, my second time. I will be working for Lockheed Martin this year instead of Raytheon (last year's contractor). They both are contracted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the science and research going on in Antarctica. This departure date is a few weeks later than last year, so I have been enjoying the Pacific NW autumn immensely. Beautiful weather and awesome colors. Reasons for the delay are many but include the extra time a new contractor needs to get up to speed. I will be in the ATO Shuttles department again with an awesome group of folks and wonderful boss.
Tire tracks on the ice.
The sign that welcomes you to McMurdo.
USANG LC-130 cargo planes.
My favorite LC-130, #96
"One of these photos desn't belong with the others."
This is Palm beach north of Sydney, a favorite of mine.