Sunday, October 14, 2007

Quite a Sunday

The brunch at McMurdo this Sunday was as gigantic as ever. I find it amazing that this gets pulled off every week.

The Pole crew got to take a trip out north to Scott's hut at Cape Evans. We weren't sure if we were going to get to do it today, since the weather was extremely windy and the visibility was quite poor at times. We managed to get out there and it was quite an impressive display of Antarctic weather. On top of Weathervane Hill above the hut we could lean far over into the wind's blast (about 35 mph sustained with 50 mph gusts). Even with all that wind it wasn't that cold: only -35F or so. I took some video, and will try to post it on here if it isn't too big.

We got back in time for dinner, and four of us ex-DAs rocked it out in the pot room. Dave, Evan, Katie, and yours truly took over from the new crew of blue shirts, and had a pretty good time at it. Some of us met and had a good time in the coffeehouse, which seems to be my new hang out back here in MacTown.

Well, I'm feeling the need for a bit of shut-eye, so will close for today. Like I said, I'll try to get some video on here and definitely some pictures from Cape Evans.

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