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Airplanes

I’m back in New Zealand, after a night in McMurdo and C-17 flight from there to Christchurch arriving early yesterday morning. It amazes me how distant Antarctica feels already. Transit between South Pole and New Zealand generally involves two flights on one or two types … Continue reading

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Snow

There’s so much snow around here that it sometimes can escape notice, but that’s not been the situation for the last few weeks. Early on a Sunday morning nearly four weeks ago, we had a problem with the Rodwell pump. So … Continue reading

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Freshies!

Our third plane in brought a few flats of fruit in from South America – pears, apples, and oranges. We each got to pick one piece, a very nice treat at the end of a long day!

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New Arrival

The last few weeks here at South Pole have been somewhat hectic. In the midst of the other goings-on, we met our first outsiders in 8 months on Wednesday.

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The Thing

Keeping with tradition, we watched The Thing shortly after the last flight, all three versions! In sequence, we saw The Thing From Another World (1951, featuring a DC-3), The Thing (original 80s version), and The Thing (2010s prequel to the 80s … Continue reading

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Another Last Flight Post

Continuing the theme of airplane photos, this is my friend and fellow winterover G marshalling in the last flight from a couple posts back. Incidentally, this the same LC130 that was parked here for a week or so, back in … Continue reading

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Comings and [mostly] Goings

The summer season here is winding down, and I’m ready for winter to start later this week. We have just about all of the winterover crew on station now, including a good friend from previous adventures who arrived last week. … Continue reading

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