On Wednesday, April 24th, 2013, two vans filled with happy winter-overs took the 14 mile ride out to Pegasus Airfield to watch the last sunrise/sunset until August. We laughed, we played, we enjoyed the glorious weather and bid adieu to the evil day star. Enjoy!
Monthly Archives: April 2013
Stressful week leads to shenanigans
This past week has been a bit stressful around the firehouse. Six weeks into the actual winter season and we’ve had a medevac. Hopefully our only one this winter. For the fire department, medevacs mean that we have to have our ARFF vehicles taken back out to the airfield, and since they were “winterized” itContinue reading “Stressful week leads to shenanigans”
Zombie Apocalypse – What’s happenin’ on the ice this week
No zombies, yet. I have a sneaky suspicion that before long we’ll see a few of the suckers. Not real ones, of course. McMurdo would be a poor place for real zombies to be. Not because we’re lacking in richness of brain matter, but because they’d run out pretty quickly. Then what are they goingContinue reading “Zombie Apocalypse – What’s happenin’ on the ice this week”
Auroras 04/12/13 between 0230 and 0530. Some of the most amazing ones that I have seen!
Where there is an airport, there be ARFF, matey… Yaarrrrr… Okay, I’m past the whole pirate thing. So, one of the main reasons that the Antarctic Fire Department has a permanent station at McMurdo, a temporary station at the airfield (depends on the season and which airfield is operational – Pegasus or the seasonal (temperamental)Continue reading “Purple Stuff!”
Things are looking up
Well, at least people around here are. With the increasing darkness, it is now time to start looking for the Aurora Australis, commonly known as the Southern Lights. I know I blogged about them last year, as well as posted some photos, but the Southern Lights are the counterpart to the well known Northern LightsContinue reading “Things are looking up”
Dear Tori – Q&A time!
Dear Tori, Why haven’t you been blogging lately? It’s disappointing. Anonymous Dear Anonymous, Well. Frankly… I haven’t felt like it. The past few weeks I’ve been averaging about three hours of sleep a night. The exhaustion I’ve been feeling has worn me down physically and emotionally. I also went through a pretty rough patch ofContinue reading “Dear Tori – Q&A time!”