Scott's Discovery Hut on Ross Island, Antarctica. McMurdo Science Station is only a 15-minute walk from here.
This seemed like an important enough topic, that it should make it on my daily journal now. This is telling us when the plane is attempting to come in and get us.
This is our flight status board.
That will be a Valentine departure.
I left on this Antarctic expedition way back in December. Notice today is February 12th. One of the big lessons I have learned during these many weeks is that Antarctica is in charge. According to our plans, we should have left yesterday and been halfway home by now. We were delayed due to the bad weather slowing down the loading of the vessel the past week. We were rescheduled for today, and by now, we should be halfway to New Zealand. Not so. We were notified of another delay that would be AT LEAST 48 hours. This delay was mechanical related. I have heard that there is only one C-17 in New Zealand that is used to for transport down here, so we will just continue to have a "Science Party" here on Ross Island while repairs are made.
Photo from USAP.
Science Mystery Quiz: Think about it for a day and I'll give the answer tomorrow.
Here is an item that was located here in Antarctica. What is it, and what cool story can it tell about the history of Antarctica?
Mountain Bike Video
Enjoy this video of a mountain bike ride with one of the fat-bikes here on station. With the wind, it was below zero. Perfect for a mountain bike ride in the Antarctic.