The clock is ticking for my departure from Antarctica.
In 5 days time, I will climb aboard the Dash-7 to begin the flight across the Drake’s Passage to Punta Arenas, along with a handful of others from my outgoing wintering team. I will be very sad to leave!
Of course, I can’t wait to catch up with friends and family back in the UK, but this has been my home for the last 18 months, a strange, challenging, beautiful home that I’ve shared with interesting, adventurous and (mostly) highly entertaining people.
In the finest musical tradition, I wrote a song about leaving Rothera.
Click here to listen to ‘Rothera (time is ticking away…)’ (Hint – if you were born before 1978 and are not into your trance/tin-whistle fusion then you may not be a fan).
Keep an eye out for my final Antarctic blog entry, to come in a few short days!