Friday, December 07, 2007

Still at McMurdo...

I'm still here! Yesterday's flight was delayed until today which is delayed until tomorrow. I spoke to Grant by radio tonight and he says a storm is brewing at Cape Crozier, so I could very well be at McMurdo for another few days. This place if full of scientists, artists, geeks, world travelers, and other talented geniuses, so despite its ex-military squalor it's not such a bad place to be stuck for a few days. Between one wine bar, strange machinery, cool scientific gizmos, spectacular scenery, and a crowd of people full of interesting tales there is always some way to fill one's time here ...

Bob Zook with SCINI, the skinny ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle)

SCINI in the ice hole, ready for action

SCINI, which is operated from this workstation, spies a sea anemone under the ice.


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