Thursday, December 2, 2010

Farewell to "Mac Town"

Excerpt from a Gmail chat held Tuesday:

Kylie: So, what did you do today? 
Landon: Got a core tray from the Carp Shop and ran over to the Cage in the BFC. Had lunch in the MCC 155 and climbed Obhill. 
Kylie: Great, now I have to learn a new language??

 "ObHill" AKA Observation Hill, McMurdo, Antarctica
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Landon has loved his time in McMurdo - "Mac Town" as he informs me the locals call it. However, he was more than ready to get out of there and get started on his research. They were blessed with good enough weather yesterday to fly out to WAIS (West Antarctic Ice Sheet) Divide. If the snow and wind had been too heavy, they would have had to wait till Monday, so we're glad they weren't delayed.

Pictures will be few and far between for the next couple of weeks, as they will be out on the ice sheet and have irregular and extremely slow access to the internet (although, if you ask me, the fact that they will have online access at all is astonishing). Everyone pray for continued good weather. We certainly don't need to drag this out any longer. :)

25 days.

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