Sunday, 4 March 2007

Leaving Antarctica

Adam and I have left Antarctica! We're in the BAS office in Stanley in the Falklands after a 5 hour flight from base. Its positively tropical here and the air smells of plants and i saw a small insect on the floor of the toliet which was a novelty. I was so sad to leave all my friends there behind for the winter. They're a great bunch of people and will have a fantastic winter at Rothera. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of all their winter trips and sea ice travel expeditions.

Saturday, 3 March 2007

Leaving Rothera

Today was my last day at Rothera. We have spend most of this last week packing up all the scientific samples and equpiment for export back to the UK on one of our research ships. We have also been busy diving for animals to take back to the UK in the Transport Aquarium, which is a container that will take live animals from Antarctica across the tropics and to their new home at the British Antarctica Survey HQ in Cambridge, England.

Tonight we are having a Ibiza sunset party in the boatshed!

Ice climbing

Last night we went ice climbing - it was super fun - but REALLY cold!!!