Sunday, November 14, 2010

We've been stuck at the British research station, Rothera, for well over a week now, and no end of the stormy weather is in sight. Of course we are eager to get onto the glacier, but these are not the conditions to fly a plane in!

I always thought that Antarctica was supposed to be the driest, coldest, and windiest continent. I suppose the peninsula is a bit different. Windy, yes. Cold, not really (it's right around freezing most of the time). Dry, I wish. It's been snowing every day, although the snow tends to come more horizontally than vertically.

We do get the occasional clearing, but unfortunately it just hasn't lasted for more than a few hours.

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