The ship has left Hobart to come and get us and our time here is quickly coming to a close. On the one hand I’m mercilessly harassing our risk averse station leader into letting me experience everything I can in the last few weeks, and as a result I’ve pulled off some great little trips away.
It’s already a month exactly since my last post, and I am feeling the heat. I’ve long had a sense of urgency inherited from Dad. Something about pre-empting the wheelchair – to do everything you can, while you can. But even so, over the winter months it is easy to be lulled into thinking that you have lots of time. If winter is a time of hibernation then we are most decidedly well into spring.
Family and friends have commented that I must be looking forward to going back home. But in fact the main thing on my mind is that I need to take every opportunity I can to go out and explore.
Quite a lot has happened since my last post over a month ago. The sun has returned, we’ve had our strongest blizzard yet, and we’ve broken temperature records. Work has been busy and there has been lots happening around station. Aside from working through ongoing winter projects I’ve given some thought to next year. With a lot on my mind the time has been flying by so I’ll use this post to gather my thoughts. I’ll also be giving some tips about life on station and Antarctica, hence the title, Tricks of the trade.