Saturday, January 14, 2006


Tonight's dinner

A few days ago a helicopter brought us a food resupply, which included one amazing, colorful box of fresh fruits and vegetables. This is one of the most unlikely sights in Antarctica, and a very welcome change from the dull, mushy, and bland world of canned and frozen goods. It's also the most colorful thing I have seen since we arrived in mid-November aside from the bright orange lichens that grow in the swales along the rocky slopes of Cape Crozier.

A lichen-encrusted rock

Tonight Grant made a delicious dinner of (frozen) halibut with fresh eggplant, peppers, and dried shiitake mushrooms, which were a gift from our friend Ben who arrived at McMurdo a few days ago and sent us some goodies on the same helicopter that brought the vegetables.


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