Thursday, December 15, 2011

The streak ends

Yesterday the Norwegian contingent managed to depart, despite some pretty lousy weather. The visibility has been bad the last two days, with considerable amounts of fog. It has waxed and waned, but is currently playing Old Harry with our flight schedule today. Normal skier flights from McMurdo have been cancelled, and the other fixed-wing flights to support field science have also been put on hold. Without the LC-130 cargo flights, many folks are twiddling their thumbs waiting for important cargo to be delivered. I guess we had this coming, since the weather had been so fair for so long.

With the departure of the centennial group, hopefully our still-to-be-named band will be able to get into practicing again. We are also dealing with the transition of one member from day shift to swing shift, which has not helped expedite the practice process.
"Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get."
~Mark Twain

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