Thursday, December 29, 2005
posted 12/29/2005 06:16:00 PM UTC+12, McMurdo Local Time

There's a boat...on the runway!?

So, two days ago there was a little dot and occasional smoke visible on the horizon. Yesterday, the trail out to hut point was practically a pilgrimage route. Today, there's an icebreaker cutting up the old ice runway. Yay!

Think I might have gotten things setup for a three day weekend, which is a precious rarity down here - we usually only get three two day weekends per season. Basically chalked up a bunch of overtime over the last couple weeks, so given that tomorrow will probably be a slow day I'm taking it off as a comp day. On top of that, it's new years weekend, so Saturday is the beginning of the third two day weekend for us fuelies. Only question is whether I'll spend (part of) Saturday running Scharen or maybe the fuel pits as there will be generators running and planes flying, they have to get fuel from somewhere! Not sure what I'll do with all that free time, but will surely come up with something!

More writing and pictures are on the way, but the galley will be closing in 20 minutes and I haven't grabbed any dinner yet.

McMurdoites at hut pointCrasin (sp?) cutting out the turning basin

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