Monday, January 26, 2009
Mark Krasberg left today, so a bunch of us went to see him off. They were having trouble loading some cargo onto the plane, so we had to wait for 10-15 minutes in the South Pole departure lounge. It was pretty noisy because the plane had to keep its engines running the whole time. Eventually they decided that the plane was ready, so someone led Mark and the other two passengers out to the plane, and he left on his 3 hour flight to McMurdo. He'll stay there tonight, then catch another plane back to Christchurch, NZ tomorrow. In two days, he'll be walking around in shorts!