Greetings from the cold cold south! Today we hit condition two weather. From Wikipedia – Condition 2 Windspeed of 48 to 55 knots (55 to 63 miles per hour) Visibility 1/4 of a mile to 100 feet (402 to 30 meters) Wind chill of -75 °F (-60 °C) to −100 °F (−73 °C) Description: Unpleasant conditions; outside travelContinue reading “Day Four – Condition Two!”
Monthly Archives: August 2011
Better late than never
I know it’s late but right now I’ve been CRAZY busy with work and still getting settled in. I’ll do better in than never. Sunday, August 28, 2011 Today was my first full day at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Started out today with a quick step outside to check out the weather (at 530am) andContinue reading “Better late than never”
Greetings from Antarctica!
Hey everyone – I arrived in Antarctica yesterday at approximately 4pm. First impression – WOW! I don’t have much time to write about it all right now but I just wanted to let everyone know that I have safely arrived and thank you all for the “well wishes” love and support. I’ll write more later,Continue reading “Greetings from Antarctica!”
New Zealand, I love you but… – Postponement 3 & 4
Still Friday, August 26, 2011. So Thursday August 25 and today we met our 3rd and 4th postponements. I have come down with a case of the crud. Hopefully this will pass quickly and I’ll be able to fly with no problems. The crud is a general term for colds and such in Antarctica butContinue reading “New Zealand, I love you but… – Postponement 3 & 4”
New Zealand, I love you even more – second postponement
I’m behind a few days, being that today is Friday, August 26, 2011 but oh well. Wednesday, August 24, 2011 our departure to McMurdo was again postponed. After having to transfer rooms on Tuesday morning after the announcement of the postponement, I woke up to another chilly morning. I dressed quickly and headed to theContinue reading “New Zealand, I love you even more – second postponement”
New Zealand, I love you – First Postponement
Greetings all! I am still in New Zealand. Today is Thursday, August 25, 2011. Our original flight out was supposed to leave on Tuesday, however, the weather conditions were poor so our flight was postponed. I am glad for the postponement rather than a boomerang. So here is what I have been up to. Tuesday,Continue reading “New Zealand, I love you – First Postponement”
The toilets don’t flush counter clockwise in New Zealand.
The water actually goes straight down. Just a tidbit of interesting information should you need it. So, the story thus far. After a very long day of traveling on Friday (?) I think it was Friday. I’m pretty sure it was Friday. Yes, it was Friday. Ok let me tell you how Friday (and Saturday,Continue reading “The toilets don’t flush counter clockwise in New Zealand.”
The beginning of the adventure of a lifetime
Thursday, August 18, 2011 So yesterday I arrived in Denver and met up with my roommate Renae. We hopped onto the Red Lion Inn shuttle with about 6 other people and headed towards the hotel. There were four of us in the shuttle with no previous “ice time”. I was sitting next to a veryContinue reading “The beginning of the adventure of a lifetime”
I’m too excited to sleep!!!
Yes, like the old Walt Disney World commercials with the adorable little kid yelling that to his parents when the tell him to sleep, I too am far too excited to sleep. Today, Wednesday August 17th, I start the multi-leg journey to Antarctica. It feels like I applied just yesterday. Tuesday night I had toContinue reading “I’m too excited to sleep!!!”
Well I might need that…
Thursday, August 11, 2011 Packing for Antarctica is an experience. First off, it’s the middle of Summer and in southeast Georgia it is highly difficult to locate clothing suitable for cold weather. Hooray for online shopping! But really, I’m kind of winging it on what to buy. I have taken the advice of my futureContinue reading “Well I might need that…”