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Archive for July, 2009

Welcome back sunshine (but this week I’m in the dark again)…

Friday, July 24th, 2009 Posted in Antarctica | 4 Comments »

Well, I got out on the sea ice last week but only for a few hours as the weather began to worsen and we had to pull back. Winds picked up overnight and the next morning the ice to the ...

First sea ice party out today…

Monday, July 13th, 2009 Posted in Antarctica | 4 Comments »

One of today’s satellite pictures showing thermal imagery of the Antarctic Peninsula. You can see wispy high level clouds and the grey mass in the centre-top of the picture is lower level cloud. The slightly darker shade of grey in ...

Things are getting cold around here…

Sunday, July 12th, 2009 Posted in Antarctica | 3 Comments »

Thanks to everyone who’s e-mailed and left comments this week wishing me a happy birthday! Rest assured, it was one to remember, perhaps as much for the messages from home and presents that had been wrapped up 6 months in ...

After Midwinter and I am now officially old…

Monday, July 6th, 2009 Posted in Antarctica | 14 Comments »

Midwinter’s week here at Rothera was as action-packed as promised. A mix of celebrations, fun & games and relaxation in between was had by all. The veil of secrecy was lifted off our Midwinter presents and we swapped ...