Here's the street out side my dorm (on the left). It was during a
light snow storm. Enough to close the air field,
so there were no flights to WAIS for this day.
Here's the same street 180 degrees. This direction, up hill,
kinda, to the ham shack.
I don't know the story about this creation, but maybe I don't want to
Here's the about the only live thing I've seen here in Antarctica.
It's a Skua, an arctic seagull. This was the third one I've
seen, and just happened to have my camera available.
Here's the typical McMurdo street. The "soil" here is all
Surprisingly, it isn't terribly muddy. It drains water
machinery groom the streets often.
No, we don't eat penguins! They feed us quite well here!
There's fish, cheese, potatoes, asparagus, and a
Salisbury steak. Top it off with some orange juice, yum.
Been drinking plenty of that here to fend off the
common crud. So far, it's working.
Here's the Crary lab aquarium room. The Crary lab is a 20 some
million dollar research lab, housing
about 4 million worth of hi-tech equipment you'd see in a typical
university back home.
We don't get to see much wildlife in McMurdo, so they bring it indoors!
This is actually a small part of an
aquatic research lab in Crary.
Recycling is very big in McMurdo. We are expected to sort all our
waste. There's a garbage can in
our rooms, but we must take it to these and sort paper, plastic, card
board, etc.. It all must go into the
correct bin. All of our garbage is flown back to the USA for
recycling and/or disposal. The Antarctic
treaty does not allow garbage dumps in Antarctica.
Here's my bed. You think mine's bad; I won't show you the other