Monthly Archives: November 2011

Back to my usual email address SEC=UNCLASSIFIED

My aurora email address presumably expires once I’m off the ship today, so any emails from now on please send to jesse@blackadder.net.au Advertisements

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The last leg SEC=UNCLASSIFIED

Well don’t say you didn’t get up to the moment reports. We’re just entering the Derwent River, cruising past Bruny Island, which looks wild and rugged. Nature has turned it on for the final stage of the trip. Cookie banged … Continue reading

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Good luck Chris

  One of the V1 expeditioners has lived through a hard-to-imagine disappointment on the trip. After getting through the competitive selection process, passing the polar medical and participating in the training program, Chris boarded V1 all ready to start his … Continue reading

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Coming Home SEC=UNCLASSIFIED

I was just meandering through the library and picked up a book I’d missed on my previous browsing forays – Tim Bowden’s book “Antarctica and back in sixty days”. Tim went to Antarctica in 1989 aboard the ship Icebird as … Continue reading

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But what’s the end of the story? SEC=UNCLASSIFIED

Today’s our last full day on the ship – we have to be out of our cabins in the morning and I expect just about everyone will be up on deck for the first sight of land before we dock … Continue reading

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The Sound of Silence

Before I get on to the qualities of Antarctic silence, I just have to run you through my morning. Determined to halt the slow creep of time-difference-adjustment sleeping in, I set my alarm for 7.30, struggled up by 7.45, had … Continue reading

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We ARE nearly there yet! SEC=UNCLASSIFIED

Tui just came in to Lab 3 and said ‘Have you seen the noticeboard yet? We’re getting back on Saturday!’ I jumped up and scooted through the lineup of doors into the dining room and over to the noticeboard, and … Continue reading

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