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Yes, I know it’s been a month…

Friday, February 5th, 2010 Posted in Antarctica, Wildlife | 4 Comments »

…since the last update and it’s been a busy one honest! The way I write these is basically to look back on the pictures I’ve taken to remind me what’s happened and there don’t seem to be too many to ...

Update on August and I’m off on holiday tomorrow…

Sunday, August 30th, 2009 Posted in Antarctica, Wildlife | 2 Comments »

I’ve clearly been busy in August because I don’t seem to have found the time to update this blog (and I’m hurriedly writing this as I really need to be packing my gear to leave on my second winter training ...

Thank you Class 4…

Saturday, April 4th, 2009 Posted in Antarctica, Wildlife | 3 Comments »

…for another excellent set of questions. Very glad to hear Mrs Cronan is feeling well and now back at the helm. I hope you’ve all behaved yourselves while she has been away. This is a very good set of questions ...

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 ...

Good weather before the final push…

Friday, February 13th, 2009 Posted in Antarctica, Wildlife | 13 Comments »

It's been a week of good weather here at Rothera and that has happily coincided with a relatively quiet period in the flying programme. We're nearly at the end of the summer field season, most of the field parties have ...

Two weeks at Fossil Bluff and now back on base…

Friday, February 6th, 2009 Posted in Antarctica, Wildlife | 4 Comments »

What ho peeps, I'm back on base after an excursion down to Fossil Bluff (71°20' S 68°17' W). I didn't make it as far south as Sky Blu but I'm not complaining as two weeks flying the flag at ...

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 ...