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Archive for October, 2008

Still in Punta, still windy…

Thursday, October 30th, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Weather conditions (mainly at the Rothera end) are still conspiring to keep us here in Punta Arenas. Things could be a lot worse really (!) and we're doing our best to pace ourselves and not exhaust the local attractions ...

Well, I can see some snow…

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

...but it's just a smidge on the distant hilltops around Punta Arenas and not really worth a photo! Instead, here's a pic of the two American ice breakers I can see from my window. These are the Nathaniel B. ...

All packed and ready to go… take it easy and I’ll see you all on the other side!

Saturday, October 25th, 2008 Posted in UK | 3 Comments »

Well, it's been a busy fortnight spent catching up with family and friends and, after a multitude of leaving do's, plenty of panic packing, tearing the house apart looking for various small but significant items (is my compact camera ...

Watch my stuff…

Sunday, October 12th, 2008 Posted in UK | 4 Comments »

This is quite fun, well, it is for me at least! You can click on the picture to the right to see the track and current (daily) position of the JCR as she sails South with my stuff on ...

Training is over…

Sunday, October 12th, 2008 Posted in Training, UK | No Comments »

My last week in Cambridge, this week - quite a strange feeling! Since conference, the number of people to chat with around BAS HQ has dramatically increased and conversations often seem to end with a realisation that people won't see ...

At last, some exercise…

Friday, October 3rd, 2008 Posted in Training, UK | 1 Comment »

A thorough mental and physical challenge this week! We've been back to Somerset with Western Power Distribution learning to climb and work on masts and towers. We don't have electricity pylons down South but Western Power run an excellent course ...