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Back Again

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

All good things must come to an end. After spending the last two and a half months traveling around the world, I arrived back at the South Pole today. I immensely enjoyed my time off. The trip took me around the world with scuba diving stops in Fiji and the Philippines, a family visit in Germany and a couple of days of shopping in Hong Kong.

It was a very smooth ride to the Pole. Leaving Christchurch on a C-17 for McMurdo and jumping on an LC-130 the next day for the trip to the Pole. No delays at all, just enough time in McMurdo to catch up with some friends.

Back Again: Going back to the South Pole for my 6th winter.
Checkin for our flight to McMurdo Getting off the C-17 in McMurdo The old fire truck and some curious Kiwis welcome us in McMurdo
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Air Antarctica

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Just a few pictures from the trip home. One of the quickest rides out I ever had. Everything worked perfectly. I left Pole at 5pm on Saturday and arrived in Christchurch at noon on the next day.

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Derek, taking a moment to relax. It is an enjoyable flight on a nice day. About halfway through the Transantarctic Mountains put on an impressive display and near the coast some very impressive glaciers can be seen. Transantarctic mountains.
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