Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hot Tub Tuesday!

Nacreous clouds over McMurdo Base from right outside my office.

Tuesday was the first day that I've seen a lot of nacreous clouds over town. I thought they were always colorful, but apparently they only get their colors if sunlight can reach them. You can see a little bit of color if you click on the picture to zoom in on the upper right clouds. When the sun is closer to or above the horizon, the light should be able to reach the clouds and light them up.

Steam room?

Unfortunately, I didn't get out for a hike on Tuesday to take any pictures, but I did get to spend some time in a hot tub. We've had one all winter, but I just never made it a priority to go. I think it had to do with getting wet and then needing to go back outside to get to my dorm. I was finally talked into it on Tuesday.

Mosquito net or ambiance (yes, there was cheap editing done to this photo)?

The hot tub was much better than I expected. I thought it would just be a small, dark room with a hot tub. It was much more. It had a small hot tub, of course, stereo, table, towel rack, couch, and even a little room to stretch out if you liked your neighbors. It was hotter than hot and I was in there for so long that my toes got raisined for the first time in almost a year. Definitely a good time and the damp scurry back to my room wasn't that bad either.

Happy hot tubber.


  1. Brody, would you mind editing me out of that last picture? No reason. Actually, while you're at it, could you just erase me from this whole continent? That would be great, thanks.


  2. thanks for the cheap editing.

  3. haha! i love getting raisined from being in the water too long. that reminds me, i should get back to swimming. it's been a month or so ...