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Adieu: Part Deux

To follow Juliane’s final post of the season, I wanted to take a moment to bid adieu as well. However, in part 1 of this tandem, she summarized everything perfectly. So, to quote John Scott on New Year’s, I’ll simply say: “Likewise”. Okay, perhaps that’s too short of a...

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Goodbye: Part 1

Our last bit of cargo and the last 4 skidoos have finally arrived and with that our season is over. We are still in McMurdo waiting our turn to leave the continent (whenever it might come, still no flights out of here). The cargo vessel departed this morning and the fuel vessel...

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Behind the scenes #3

When you enter the BFC (short for Berg Field Center) your eyes need a few seconds to adjust to the windowless, dimly lit container building. But if you are an outdoor lover like me, once your eyes have adjusted to the light, your heart will start racing and your eyes...

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Freshies

After 2 months now without “freshies” (freshies is everything fresh and raw: vegetables like lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, fruit like apples, bananas, oranges, etc.) we are starting to fantasies about them a lot. Every lunch and dinner is met with the hope that maybe today there will be some kind...

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First night in McMurdo

We arrived. Yesterday we got pulled out of Shackleton Glacier Camp via Basler and arrived in McMurdo (also lovingly called McTown) in the late afternoon. Now the entire team is reunited again, finally! We had a real shower last night, one with hot water and lots of water pressure....

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