Friday, January 22, 2010

The Annual McMurdo vs Scott Base Rugby Match

Sunday the 10th was the rugby match between McMurdo & Scott Base. Once again our team was shut out, this time 23-0, but it was still fun to watch and an incredibly warm and sunny day.

The only downside was that the match started at 2:00 pm and we're on the night shift. Kelly was feeling under the weather and decided sleep was more important than watching the match. Dave however was up at 12:45 to catch the 1:15 shuttle.

We were both bartenders for the town Halloween party and Dave was a co-coordinator for the event. Since we made $1,500 on our beers sales we decided to donate this money to the Rugby team to pay for their team jersey's. We got recognized for this contribution after the match and it was nice to see them all dressed in matching uniforms for the first time ever.

Here's a crowd of people ready for the match to begin.
The McMurdo team lined up and ready to begin.
A few of our Co-workers who were at work that day stopped to watch the match for awhile on their way to the airfield.
Mt. Erebus was a nice background.
Julie & Candy enjoying the warm weather.
Here's our friend Chris who worked with us last year. There were seven of our Co-workers from this year who were members of the McMurdo team.
Some people decided to ski to the match rather than take a shuttle.
Our friend Brandon kicking the ball.
Shadows of the people riding to the transition on the back of a sled
Here are a few photos of the pressure ridges at the Scott Base transition near the rugby field. The pressure ridges are formed when the glacier ice presses against the sea ice.

1 comment:

LND said...

Wow - that looks amazing. We're actually looking to cover the rugby match in our magazine. Any chance you could drop me an email and we could have a chat? It's helene.dancer@redwoodgroup.net. Thanks very much!