Monthly Archives: May 2012

Winter sunrise (but without the sun)

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Mirages in Antarctica

I took these photos yesterday, which was a beautiful clear day. The sun was hovering below the horizon and the entire sky was in pastel shades of orange and pink. The real surprise to me were these mirages of floating … Continue reading

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Winter life

The ship left us alone in this snowy wilderness nearly two months ago. Since then we have had plenty of fun, problems to solve, time to play and time to work. The first big milestone of winter was a week … Continue reading

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The last sun

The 18th May was a significant moment in the inexorable progress of the Antarctic winter here at 67 degrees South. The sun, which has recently only just kissed the peaks of the mountains around us, finally dropped below the horizon … Continue reading

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A letter from Kyrgyzstan

I don’t get much post here in Antarctica, so I was delighted the other day to receive a couple of dozen letters from the pupils of Silk Road International School, a Turkish-run private school based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. A friend … Continue reading

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