Sunday, October 23, 2005
posted 10/23/2005 09:32:00 AM UTC+12, McMurdo Local Time

Saturday - Helped out with a big fuel transfer down to the ice runway storage tanks, plus some other smaller jobs. Had a good time sitting up above the heliport at the control valve watching helicopters take off and land, plus loads of activity down at the ice runway with LC-130s practicing landing and practicing touch-and-gos, a C-17 doing it's thing, and some Twin Otters arriving. Shoveled out a big section of our flexible hose as the transfer was happening to keep warm (although it's been a practically balmy 10*F out) and get something else done while watching the valve. Went over to the coffee house to watch open mic night, but that was the same plan that practically everyone else on station had so the place ran out of even standing room (see picture.) Learned how to play cribbage, which then disintegrated into building a house of cards, then watched Cold Mountain up in the lounge. Nice day!
Quincy playing his fiddle at Open Mic night

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