Saturday, February 16, 2008

Ch, ch, changes

So, compared to summer, winter at the South Pole has thus far had a few striking difference. You hardly ever see anybody around the halls of the station. You never have to stand in line for food in the galley. It's much quieter outside without so much machinery rolling around. It's much quieter inside and also less noisy on the radio, as there aren't constant announcements for flight updates. It's darker inside a lot more, since the motion-sensitive lights have a chance to turn off regularly, so you find yourself walking into the bathroom or down a stretch of hall with the lights coming flickering on around you.

In general, all these add up to a much less hectic pace of life (thus far), which is a welcome change after the frenetic summer rush.

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