Time to say farewell Oden
The helicopter came back on time to take us to McMurdo. The Oden will continue to break the rest of the ship channel to McMurdo. Our flight back on the C17 was scheduled for the afternoon and went off without a hitch.
Writing this I can tell you we all landed safely in Christchurch, NZ on time, 12-28-06!
Later more, NZ hotels charge for internet use a heavy fee.
Ute Kaden with first officer of the Oden Mattias Peterson saying "Goodbye".
Ute Kaden in the NSF helicopter to McMurdo
Waiting on the icy airfield for take off to Christchurch , NZ