We actually flew to McMurdo twice this trip south. The first time on August 20th we flew the 5 hours one way only to circle for half an hour and not be able to land due to bad weather...so we had another 5 hours of flight time back to Christchurch. Besides the 10.5 hours in the air, we also had 4 hours of pre and post flight prep. Three days later we arrived in Antarctica for Kelly's 7th season and Dave's 13th season.
On board the C-17 is Kelly, Pete, Lisa and Twan.
Dave, Lisa and Twan with Pete's hands behind Dave giving him antlers.
Here are a few McMurdo sunsets from the past week. This photo was taken over two weeks after our arrival and this was the first day we saw the actual sun.