McMurdo Sunday

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It’s a sunny McMurdo Sunday and a brisk walk up Observation Hill is in order after our 10am brunch. All Raytheon employees here work six day weeks, 9 hours a day so Sundays are precious–especially ones when the wind doesn’t blow. We’ve just passed the Spring equinox and are gaining about 2 hours of light a week. “Ob Hill” is about 700 feet above the base and an easy 1/2 hour hike from our dining hall. This is the first day we don’t have to check out at the firehouse for such a climb. As I climb upward, Mt. Erebus can be seen about 20 miles north of us with a beautiful plume drifting to the SW. It is in a state of continuous low grade eruption and can be seen here.

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