From South Pole back to Christchurch

I can’t believe it’s over and I’m on to the next thing. Here’s just a bunch of photos from my last two days on the ice. It all blew by so fast. Unfortunately no penguins in McMurdo, but I did manage to see some orcas through some binoculars! (No pics though.) Thank you to everyone…

American Night @ Scott Base!

Last night was “American Night” over at New Zealand’s Scott Base which is just over the hill. It’s the one night a week that they open up their “bar” to us. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the bar, but here are a few of the base:            …

Weddell Seal!

  Weddell seals are found all around the coasts of Antarctica, and as far south as the McMurdo sound. Right now they’re here hanging out on top of the sea ice, hiding from orcas and essentially hibernating. Apparently when they swim into the sound they range from 800-1000 lbs, but when they leave they’re closer to…

Day 2 at McMurdo Station

Hike. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. This has been the way of things so far, as flights to the South Pole have been delayed due to bad weather. One of the flights yesterday to the South Pole boomeranged. It flew all the way to the station, circled twice, the pilots decided they couldn’t land safely, and so…