Farewell from the Field
Jan 30, 2013
After a lot of changes to our flight schedules this season, my flight back to McMurdo base –> New Zealand –> home has been scheduled and my time at Concordia is coming to an end. This season has been a great experience and I’m glad for the chance to have met some really friendly people who made my time here so much more welcome. Before I depart on the series of long flights home, though, there’s a tradition here at Concordia that has to be honored- adding your hometown to the station post.
The station post is a series of wooden planks farther out on the ice sheet away from the station where people list the distance to their respective hometowns.
After my sign was firmly affixed to the board, I started packing my gear and getting ready to leave Antarctica once again. It’s been a great second season on the Ice and I look forward to going back again next year. I won’t come back to Concordia, but rumor has it next year I’ll be in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, which is an area of the Transantarctic mountain range. A little warmer than Concordia (everything is warmer than Concordia!) and with a view of the mountains; I’m pretty excited to see how things will pan out next season. Until then, stay warm out there!