|Ready to go onboad flight P004R, a Herc LC-130|
We got to McMurdo in time for dinner, which include real, rathere than powdered, milk for the first time in nine months. It was so good. McMurdo is a lot bigger than Pole (there are almost 1,000 people here right now), so things were busy and the cafeteria was a little bit overwhelming.
After dinner a couple of us went exploring. It's been in the teens here for temps, so it is the warmest weather we've had for a long time. I hiked around in jeans and a long sleeve shirt, which was great after a season of running around in Carhartt's and boots.
|The mountains across the bay from McMurdo|
|The seals are getting ready to have their pups, so they weren't|
This morning we did a 9 mile hike out to see Castle Rock and Scott Base (the Kiwi base about a mile and half from McMurdo).
|Castle Rock in front, with Mt. Erubus smoking in the background.|
Bag drag this evening and then flying to CHC tomorrow afternoon, if all goes well.