The flag nearly blows away, as youngest base member Jimbo tries to put it up upside down!
I thought the sun was supposed to be hot??! The first day of spring and it was -43 degrees C.
This was the day before sun up. My eyes were pinned to the horizon desperate to catch that very first glimpse. Despite the sun itself being a no show, the overall spectacle wasn't so bad. The big rod you can see is part of the air sampling equipment we use every week to collect flasks of air that tell the world how levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are changing. On days like this I feel especially privileged to be down here doing global science and enjoying all the perks that come with it.
Beach volleyball in the...er...sun?
Lastly, just a few pretty pictures of Kirsty and I just after we came in from measuring the snow snakes that record snow accumulation and raising some cables that had been buried after the recent blizzards. For more about the major Halley activity of stopping everything disappearing beneath white powdery stuff, see Dean's blog.