Now that I'm back in the U.S. Antarctic Program, I think this will be the most efficient way to share my pictures and news from the ice.
As most of you know, I recently returned to the USAP after seven years away. Some might suggest that it was just long enough to forget why I originally left. Regardless, it's been a very busy, and very fun summer, and I've enjoyed seeing old friends again, and making new ones.
I am currently scheduled to deploy on October 10, spend a few days in Christchurch, NZ, and fly to McMurdo Station on October 14 (weather permitting). After about a week in MacTown, we hope to fly to Pole on October 23 on the opening flight. I'm told it'll feel like I never left. Scary.
The station opens for the season on October 30, and that's when things start to get really crazy. But the time flies, and the holidays pass, and before I realize it, it's time to start packing. The station is scheduled to close on Feb 15. If all goes according to plan, I'll be back in NZ shortly after, and back home by the end of February. Seeya then!