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Archive for November, 2008

Heavy weather for summer…

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 Posted in Antarctica | 18 Comments »

For most of this week we've been enjoying heavy snow. Quite unusual at this time of year, usually it's melted off by now and the base is more like a rock quarry, this is more like typical winter conditions. ...

Another penguin visitor…

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 Posted in Antarctica, Wildlife | 17 Comments »

Despite the long days working in the tower, another penguin photo opportunity presented itself yesterday and I was straight out with my trusty telephoto lens! This friendly Adelie was spotted waddling around the middle of the base. The trick with ...

First penguin sighting today…

Saturday, November 15th, 2008 Posted in Antarctica, Wildlife | 4 Comments »

As promised, my first penguin photo, as soon as I could possibly post it...! This Adelie penguin popped up from a slot in the sea-ice earlier today while I was in the tower and I was able to bag ...

Comments and stuff…

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 Posted in Antarctica | 6 Comments »

Thanks to all for the messages you've been leaving on the blog! In case anyone thought I was being rude and ignoring you lot, I've now installed a "reply to..." plugin that allows me to, uh, reply to comments ...

A busy first week in the snow…

Saturday, November 8th, 2008 Posted in Antarctica, Training | 4 Comments »

It's been a massive first week for me down at Rothera! Let's see if I can remember all that's gone on...? After arriving on base last Friday, we had the Halloween party on Saturday night (Halloween was delayed for a ...

We made it!

Monday, November 3rd, 2008 Posted in Antarctica | 19 Comments »

As you can probably gather from the post title, the winds died down enough for us to escape Punta Arenas, hop across the Drake Passage and on down to Rothera! The flight down was pretty uneventful, started off at a ...