Friday, January 08, 2010

Home

I've been very fortunate to get out of town twice this year (first to the Dry Valleys and more recently to Moore's Bay). However, there is a large contingent of base that doesn't always get those opportunities. Those chances to go into the field are exceptions, not the rule. Because of that, I wanted to put a little perspective on how 'small' life is down here, especially if you don't get into the field.

In the next picture, you see everything that I will walk on or touch for four months, except when I go to the field.


My entire home for four months, EVERYTHING (click to zoom in, right click to open in a new window).

Erebus - Mt. Erebus, the active volcano we share an island with. Southern most in the world.
Cape Evans - Where Scott's Hut is.
IR - The now closed Ice Runway that I used to ski to.
Pegasus - Our runway and the last place I'll see before I leave.
McMurdo - Where I live.
CR - Castle Rock that I can hike to.
Scott Base - Where I run sometimes or visit friends.
RWAV - Room with a View, where I'll be guiding tours later this month.
LDB - Where they launch Long Distance Balloons.
SKI - places where I ski, either a 1.3 to IR or 5 mile to LDB road.

At McMurdo, my life is much smaller this season. My first season, I moved through every building working on computers. This year, I live in just one. I sleep in another. I eat in another. That's it. I don't venture around too much. When there are errands, I make it happen, but I don't see those other buildings on a regular basis.


My daily life (click to zoom in, right click to open in a new window).

Erebus - Mt. Erebus, the active volcano we share an island with. Southern most in the world.
CR - Castle Rock, the farthest we can hike.
QS - Quick Skiing when it was open. This was about 150 yard from my dorm.
F - Food, where I eat every day
H - B-209 where I lived during my winter
H - B-155 where I lived my first season
H - Hotel California where I live this season
W - B-120 PC shop where I worked my first season
W - B-1 Crary Lab Information Technology where I work now

1 comment:

  1. it's as if you live out of a film set. :-P

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