After a few days of weather delays we received the first plane load of passengers. Most of them were seasoned veterans who, along with the FNGs, received the typical warm South Pole welcome right on the flight deck.
The plane carried enough Southern hemisphere influenza vaccinations for a all of the winter-overs. Three of us were leaving on the same plane and received their shots just before boarding. The rest of us went to the galley to get our shots.
This was also the first time that we had a Sunday dinner service. Our population shot up to 74 and South Pole’s crazy season has begun.
[tags]Antarctica, South Pole, Station Opening, Kenn Borek, Basler[/tags]