Sunday, December 27, 2009
Back at McMurdo
After staying in the tent and cooking, dining and using the internet in the Jamesway (an arched-shaped structure that is a cross between a hut and a tent I have returned to my dorm room at McMurdo Station.
Field camp at Cape Royds, Ross Island, Antarctica, Mount Erebus (active volcano in background.)
I flew back from Cape Royds to McMurdo Station with a detour of flying out over the ice/ open water edge looking for whales. We saw a couple but just flying out over that expanse was thrilling.
It has been snowing here at McMurdo all day. Tomorrow I am supposed to fly to the Dry Valleys- specifially the Lake Hoare Field Camp--if weather permits. I might be out there for a couple of weeks.