Tuesday, February 2, 2010

They say it's my Birthday....

So, it just so happens to be my Birthday down here, which is funny since it won't be my B-day till tomorrow back home. I spent my special day packing up stuff that I didn't need and mailing it back to Michigan, I didn't feel like dragging my excess baggage all over the Pacific.

I was hoping to do something fun today , unfortunately the supply vessel is here bringing all the goods for the coming year and that means the bars are all closed for the week and they won't sell any alcohol in the store ( apparently the vessel guys are known for being drunk asses ), on top of that there are no good movies on TV BLAH.

While I would have really enjoyed watching a game of nekked rugby while eating my cake ( I did have cake but I had to make it myself ), I'll just have to put that off until I get to New Zealand or Australia.

It was chilly and really windy this morning otherwise I would have gone for a hike over to Scott Base to pick some things up from the shop there ( still have a few souverniers to buy) or up to Observation Hill to get some more pictures of the surrounding landscapes.

Feel free to send cards or wire me money :-)


Captain, there be whales here...

As Everyone that has been here for multiple seasons has told me, the whales do indeed follow the ice breaking vessel in from the open water. Unfortunately it's not like Sea World and you don't get to see them jumping out of the water ( although if you were brave enough to walk across the weakened ice to the water and had a bucket of fish or were dragging a flailing seal.. you just might be lucky enough to be eaten first )

Yes, the only pictures you get to see are those of the dorsal fin so to you they may as well be pictures of the Loch Ness Monster therefore I have included an artists rendering of what you would have seen ( Ala Mr. Limpet ). I actually did get to see the water spout whenever the whale hit the surface which was pretty cool.
I'm only here for another week and a halfish so I have no Idea what other pictures I may be able to get... But rest assured I'll be posting whatever they are not to mention I'll have the travel pics from my stops on the way back to ths states.