Monday, October 18, 2010

The first Basler of the summer season landed Saturday, so the end is near for us winterovers. It didn't bring us any people or fresh vegetables, but just stopped off on its trans-Antarctic flight for fuel. In fact, we got two Baslers Saturday, the second one half an hour after the first. Each was fueled and on its way in half an hour.

One of these two Baslers was supposed to return to Pole today with the first batch of summer folks, but the temperature here at Pole was -70F, a few degrees below their minimum operation temperature. Because the weather forecast is for clear and unusually cold temperatures it does not look like anyone will arrive until the end of the week.


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