Friday, January 25, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
This is the time of year in McMurdo that the penguins and whales start showing up in force, the seals have made the ice on the bay their home, and people are making travel plans and redeployment reservations. Here's a few random photos.
Stephanie hanging out with Brian and Blake.
The cross on top of Ob Hill.
And the midnight sun.
The van sucking sink hole at the transition.
The transition is where the sea ice meets land.
Changing a plane engine at Pegasus.
I love the light at what passes for night here.
Yes it happens, a summer snowstorm. I remember snow on the Forth of July one year in Alaska and another season when it snowed over a foot on Labor Day. It happens in Antarctica too. Yesterday we got 6" of new snow with drifts up to two feet! Big flakes, beautiful to watch. We all became "solid precipitation removal specialists" Grab a snow shovel and get to work!
The big storm, snowing on Saturday.
The gerbil gym and parking area.
The morning after, the roads covered in soft snow.
48 hours later, sunny and cold.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Occasionally people ask if I've seen any polar bears. Sadly I have to tell them no, there are no polar bears in Antarctica, they live in the arctic north. I do see a lot of whales, seals and penguins though. Here are some penguin pictures - just for you!
An Emporer and Mt Erebus.
A regal Emperor penguin.
A group of Adele's, my favorites.
They are at Pegasus close to a LC-130.