It does take time to get used to being AHEAD of all my family and friends. We are all waiting – to hear the latest news on how the votes are going. Down here – I would venture to guess the majority are for Obama.
Back to yesterday. It started out cold, and by golly – it ended even COLDER! I believe the temperature was – 39 F. (10 degrees colder than at the SOUTH POLE!!!) I kept telling myself – as I was checking the fluids on my van – how lucky I was to be down here enjoying the brisk winds and cooler temperatures! I would have to describe it as a ‘biting cold’.
Today I will be “Guiding” another group of people from McMurdo to the Ice Cave!!!! Well, I should say TONIGHT. We won’t leave until I’m off my regular 12 hour shift. I didnt’ get a chance to view the photos I took on my Monday night trip.
I just realized it’s COOKIE DAY!
Yesterday I met 2 Norwegians who are doing their own South Pole Traverse. I didn’t catch a lot of what they said – because of the accent. I guess they are resting up for a couple of days in McM before heading off. I am assuming they will follow OUR flagged route – and be about a week or 2 behind our team.
Sorry no time to write more – but I must have breakfast before starting my 0530 shift!