Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Winter trips - the not so good

Perhaps obviously, the weather plays a major part of life here. While on the last trip we had perfect weather and I was thinking 'why are we carrying all this extra food and fuel?' It does get slightly less ideal, however and while this does give some spectacular skies and nice pics, it isn't ideal for moving anywhere.

So of course on the next trip we got nailed!

After getting to the other side of the island without any problems, we got stuck on the way home. In 7 days we'd moved a total of 120metres and I'd been outside the tent 4 times!

Tent life! Staring at the walls and working on black belt suduko skills.

Just when things were getting desperate (the coffee ran out), we were treated to a day of passable weather! We managed to get to within spitting distance of Rothera looking like we might make it back for a shower and more coffee when my skidoo started playing up, spluttering and cutting out. However, with a bit of creative load adjusting (getting the others to tow my sledges) and mechanical bodging skills, we made it back in time for tea. Just.


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