Final Pictures From Antarctica

This is the end of the photos from my trip to Antarctica. I have a second job interview this afternoon by phone. This is the same company I interviewed with while I was on the ice. The work is similar to the AWS weather system I was working with while I was on the ice...

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I’m Home!!!!

I finally made it home. After a 60 hour travel time, (I did get 1 night in a hotel with 8 hours sleep) I finally got home to Michigan. Feels great to be home, but boy, am I tired. I seem to be having trouble adjusting to the time. Got up at 9 this morning. That would...

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I Am On The Way Home

I am now in Christchurch. As it turns out, the airport is fine. No noticable damage to facilities or tarmac. The heaviest damage is on the south side of the city and the Central Business District (CBD). All of us that have worked search and rescue inthe past have...

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I’m Coming Home

OK gang, here's the skinny. I have just come from the meeting when we find out what is supposed to happen. The good news is I get to leave Mc Murdo. The bad news is I don't get to leave until Sunday morning. I fly into Christchurch at about noon on Sunday and will fly...

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New Zealand Earthquake

First of all, I want everyone to know I am perfectly safe. I am still in Mc Murdo. We have been hit with the worst storm of the season this week. There are snow drifts as tall as I am. It was hard to get home from the bar last night. My flight had been cancelled with...

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Final Days

I am in the last two days before I leave the land of ice. The summer thaw is the greatest any ne in our group can remember. The weather has been pretty good the whole season. The orcas are out in greater numbers than ever, but none are coming close to our side of the...

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Week Of The Big Push

The final days of the Summer 2010 - 2011 season in Antarctica are quickly approaching. The final camps are passing through on their way home. The South Pole is already in their winter 2011 season. We are waiting for the final C130 flight tomorrow so we can bring in...

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Helo Flights Completed For The Year

Well, I've been told they've run out of places for me to go. All of the equipment we have parts for is operating as it should. I completed bringing in the optical equipment from the AWS at Marble Point. On the way there we passed a lone penguin that was caught on a...

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Disaster At The Ice Pier

Several things have happened since I last had a chance to update the blog. Tanya (my dughter and webmaster) has created a little quiz based on some questions that have come in. See if you can answer them the first time through. (It will allow you to guess until you...

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New Trips, New Questions

As there are new trips coming about because of equipment installs and bring in equipment for the winter as the summer season draws to a close, There are still questions the masses are thinking of, but shy to ask. Here are a couple that came in recently and I thought I...

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