Wow… it was great to be back at work again. The day was perfect! As I drove back and forth from Willy Field (Williams Airfield), I realized how wonderful I felt. I don’t know how to describe the feeling of euphoria when I view the mountains. Today they were TALLER and more GRAND. The live volcano, Mt. Erebus was spewing plumes a great distance upward before being swept to the side in the unseen current. And although the sun is melting the snow on land, the snow roads are still holding up. The seals have started arriving – giving birth out among the pressure ridges. I know there won’t be too many more perfect days like this ahead. I tried to absorb as much of it as I could!
Even waiting for pax to board the shuttle was awesome. The skuas are back, and I get to watch them as they watch the people, waiting for their opportunity to score some food!
Tomorrow – I will work from 5:30 until 11:00 AM. (I don’t know if I want to tell you that I’ll be leading a tour group again to Cape Evans and the ICE CAVES!!) That will take a minimum of 6 hours to complete. I realize it may be pushing it a bit after my recent bout with the “crud”, but the sea ice will melt soon (or rather the sea ice CRACKS will be too dangerous to drive over.) There is a new (safer) route we will be trying out. (nervous hee-hee) And we will be careful to keep the deltas FAR FAR FAR apart.
I’ve had supper and will now go relax in my room. (Or lay down on my bed and fall instantly asleep!)