Geoff Sims @ UNSW
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Tuesday, 25th December, 2012

Wandering around McMurdo (Geoff)

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are holdays here, and apart from an amazing dinner, not much else seems to happen. Here are a few photos from around McMurdo on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We finally saw our first glimpse of blue sky too, which was a welcome change.

Half a 22 degree solar halo, above the McMurdo ice pier.

Scott Base (New Zealand's station) as seen from Observation Hil (about 250 metres in elevation). The black things on the ice are Weddell Seals.

Seals lazing in front of Mount Discovery.

The church on Christmas Day, with Mount Discovery looming in the background.

A scua bird - think seagulls on steroids.


-- Geoff


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