Time just flies and we already reached the winter solstice. The solstice marks mid-winter, which is a very special day in Antarctica. From now on the sun will be winding its way back up and we should see some light from below the horizon in August. This is our very own Antarctic holiday and Antarctic Stations use the occasion to exchange greetings with each other.
We had a big formal dinner on Friday night. Formal means anything other the blue boots or bunny boots. Some folks managed to wear a suit, some of us managed a clean t-shirt, and some of us didn’t manage to show up. Those of us who did were treated to a great multi-course meal. I had to go to work after dinner and by the time I got back the Station was all quiet. I think most people crashed early to safe some energy for Saturday night.
Saturday we had another eclectic mix of bands playing at the “Son of Polestock” festival in the Gym. I had to work and I was only there for the beginning and the end, but I could listen to the middle part via our live Internet stream. Once I got back I had a few beers and it was a really good party. I think I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves:
[tags]Antarctica, South Pole, Mid-winter, Polestock, Party, Solstice[/tags]