Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I haven't gotten lost.  After a few weeks of being grounded by weather and by the Airbus 380 groundings by Qantas, I finally made it home last week.  I haven't posted because I have not had internet access until yesterday.  After Thanksgiving holidays I will post some pictures of the LC-130 flight out from Pole and of the twenty of us winterovers who made it out on that flight.

After that I will make some final observations about winter at the South Pole (from a back-home perspective) and post some pictures that did not make it during the winter,. Internet access was very poor at Pole and posting anything, much less pictures, was very difficult and time consuming.  I don't want to think how often I got up at 3 AM to post pictures using the "good" satellite.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 8, 2010

I' m crying. After all the flight delays from the South Pole and then from Mcmurdo, i am now delayed in Christchurch NZ because of the AIrbus 380 groundings. It looks like I can't get out of here to go home until the 17th at the earliest.

Christchurch is a nice place but I Want To Go Home!!!


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Just a short post from my ipod to let you know what is happening. I finally got out of Pole on wednesday and after more cancelled flghts by the C-17 flying out of McMurdo finally made it to Christchurch NZ early Friday morning. That meant leaving McMurdo at 2 am, but it was worth it. Soon i will post pictures of the LC-130 flight from SP last tuesday and all the very happy Polies on board. Need to get my laptop working first. Also have pictures of the C17 trip to christchurch with equally happy Polies.

Temperatures here are +50F! Temps at pole were -50F when i left! Much nicer weather in NZ to say the least. Better beer, too.

Pictures later.