|Travel Log: January 27th, 2000|
At least one day at McMurdo -- possibly many!Added later:
Today I went to breakfast early, wrote some email and then visited the doctor, who attended to me very quickly but without much attention to detail. He decided in under 2 min that I had a bacterial cold and prescribed me some heavy duty antibiotics.
Steve and I hiked to the top of Observation Hill (see photos). We went to our safety orientation in Building 160: stay on the marked trail, don't fall in a crevass, black flag = danger marker, green & red flags = ok path, yellow flag = pee zone (no joke!).
After lunch we rented bikes ($5/week $20 deposit and overpriced for the quality of the bikes) and rode over to Scott Base. It isn't much of a deal, there were lots of seals there and a minky whale that I missed seeing surface. Tonight they are having a party for the people who built the base back in 1957.
While I am typing I am doing my laundry! This is incredibly exciting almost as exciting as the fresh fruit and salad that we had at today's meals. To top everything off I managed to get my beard trimmed.
Next big step is going to see the flight manifest tonight once it is posted.
Both Steve and myself are manifested for tomorrow's flight to Christchurch. We shall see how it goes. I have priority #34 and Steve #48 out of 65. The most a flight can hold is 60 and that is only if there is no cargo.
The call is at 7 AM so I do not know if I will check mail again. If you hear from me at midday tomorrow that is a bad sign!
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|Fire trucks and other things from Bldg 160.|
A room at McMurdo... which hopefully will not be home for too long!
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