Friday, February 25, 2011

Open Water At McMurdo

It has been 11 years since there was open water at McMurdo, so it was a real treat to see it this year.  We had several days of wind, which kept chipping away at the ice edge and the channel.  It finally all opened up a few days before we left, so we took a bottle of wine down to Hut Point to drink while enjoying the sound of the gentle splashing of the waves (not a sound we usually hear) and the view of the Ross Sea.

We ran in to our friends Liz & Julie down there and Dave got this picture of them with Kelly at Vince's Cross.

The Nathanial B. Palmer made it's last visit to McMurdo this season to switch out science groups and take on cargo.

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