Thursday, May 29, 2008

Who turned out the lights?

Well, the moon has deserted us once again, and boy is it dark outside. It's getting increasingly difficult to walk around now with all the nascent sastrugi and drifts that are forming. These undulations wouldn't be a big deal if you could see them, but since I usually try to make due without a headlamp, they make for a pretty jarring, tripping, slow walk between the station and ARO.

The auroras have been a bit more active, and it would be great if we could get some of the big ones like there were while the moon was up (which washed them out pretty badly) to occur now that we're back to a much deeper level of twilight.

The real 300 workout is feeling pretty good, but my one compatriot and I are still pretty far from doing it in its entirety. On our off days from that we've joined the folks that do yoga in one of the lounges at the same time. It's a nice counter-exercise to all the tension and battering the 300 dishes out.

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