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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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Clothing Issue

The last few days have been busy with travel: Crested Butte -> Denver -> Boulder -> Los Angeles -> Sydney -> Christchurch. I’ve got one day of prep in Christchurch, and should leave tomorrow for McMurdo. Flights so far have been pretty … Continue reading

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On the move

Thursday evening, I got a verbal confirmation of my deployment itinerary: leaving Monday, tomorrow, for Christchurch, New Zealand. Weather permitting, I’ll continue on to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, about 40 hours after landing in Christchurch. My bags (and box) are packed … Continue reading

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Taupo, Napier, Wellington

The last few days have been spent wandering around a few towns in the North Island; mainly Taupo, Napier, and Wellington.  We’ve had a good time and covered a bit of ground too, but I haven’t taken many pictures and don’t … Continue reading

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Christchurch to Picton

The ferry I booked to Wellington leaves early tomorrow morning, so today was spent mostly driving up to Picton – the town at the Southern end of the ferry – from Christchurch. My day started out with a list of … Continue reading

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Insulation Frustration. Also, Waiting.

This isn’t the first weeks-long waiting game in this process, but I think it should be the last.  If I get the job, then there’s going to be waiting, but it’ll be waiting for the next step rather than waiting … Continue reading

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