Friday, January 08, 2010

Welcome to the Hotel California

The flight today was cancelled -- rumor is that a plane broke down at one of the field sites, so our flight crew had to fly out there with a repair team. There are no flights tomorrow (because it's Sunday here), so I'm stuck in McMurdo for at least two days.

I did some work this morning, then a group of us walked out to Scott Hut, one of the huts used by Robert Scott on his expedition to the South Pole, where a seal carcass killed by that group is still visible. The rumor mill reported that penguins had been sighted, and while someone out there confirmed that he had seen penguins there this morning, there weren't any at that time.

The next entry or two will probably be boring ... check back in a couple of days for exciting South Pole action!

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