Sunday, February 28, 2010

Night returns to Antarctica

Saturday, February 27, 2010

New room, building 155
Medevac yesterday... now we're down to 5 firefighters and 2 officers. One month ago we had a department of 50!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

staffing's tight for the winter... isolated military-style base with no mutual aid, we should have 8 firefighters and 3 officers for winter but we only have 5 of the 8 firefighters right now...
line apparatus are down to 1 pumper in rather rough shape. ARFF vehicles with 3000gals corrosive arctic foam as backup. Did someone ask for a challenge?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Moving from dorm 201 to new winter quarters in 155, the main town building. I have graduated from a shared 10' x 15' 2-bed room to a 15' x 20' 6-bed room that's all mine. Sweet!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Black Island Telecommunications Facility is down! An overland traverse is being organized, but it seems that the comms blackout will be lasting. Except for this fortuitous twenty minutes of wobbly geosynchronous satellite intercept...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Dorm 201 - my summer home

My dorm room, stocked with books for winter, lounge, bathrooms, trash sorting categories and skua- 2nd hand goods bin, view from the dorm

Friday, February 5, 2010

McMurdo Film Festival- View from my Window

-not for sale or reproduction, thanks to producer, film from i drive