My blog while I work for British Antarctic Survey

Archive for March, 2009

Ski Sunday…

Sunday, March 29th, 2009 Posted in Antarctica | 6 Comments »

It’s been a surprisingly long week, or at least it feels like it, consisting mostly of cleaning tidying and rearranging things all around station. By the middle of the week we were pretty much done with the scrub out ...

Day 1, Winter 2009…

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 Posted in Antarctica | 6 Comments »

Well, that's it, no way back now! The loading of the Shackleton was completed on Saturday morning and the outgoing passengers moved aboard. A quick bit of shore leave for the crew and then around 1400 we were gathering ...

End of the season and the Shack is here…!

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 Posted in Antarctica, Wildlife | 8 Comments »

The last couple of weeks have seen a reduction in the pace of life on station - we've dropped from 'manic' to merely 'busy'... It's been a welcome change for me and last weekend a few of us took ...

Last aircraft for this season…

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 Posted in Antarctica | 6 Comments »

Rothera received our last aircraft for this season late last night... late enough that the runway lights had to be deployed for the first time in two years! The weather has been fairly poor this last week and it had ...