Friday, May 12, 2017

More inside the station pictures

The stars are out.

The station and a typical aurora. 

One of two station lounges. This one has a small kitchen because it is located in the emergency part of the station. Part of the station can be sealed off if we are required to evacuate the main station areas. 

This lounge contains the paperback library along with lots of board games and puzzles. 

VHS tapes.


One of two TV lounges.

Betamax before VHS.

A second tv lounge.

A fine collection of tv series dvd's.

The music room.

The gym.


I dry my laundry in my room as it dries fast and adds a little humidity.

South Pole medical.

During the winter all windows are covered in cardboard. They are available for people to draw and paint on.


  1. Thank you for sharing a more personal view of your living spaces. I have been getting a bit overwhelmed planning for our next traveling experience and am going to miss your calm presence. I hope your time on the South Pole is filled with experiences that you can reflect on in the future. I know that you are very busy with the station work and keeping in shape! I admire your tenacity and will hope to hear from you soon! Love always, andee

  2. Thanks to Andrea for sharing your blog. From the moment she said you were leaving for the Antarctic, I've been intrigued! You gave such a vivid description of what it is like in the part Andrea shared. The Northern lights are exquisite! To see them frequently...I hope you never grow accustomed to them! The blinding snow and extreme, extreme, extreme cold, I wouldn't want to experience. Minus 17 is the coldest I've been in and it was painful. Thanks for the sacrifices you are making to be there and do research! What an incredible opportunity.

    1. Thank you very much Susan for the kind comment. The southern lights never get old. I'm outside daily if just to view the sky and when the wind cooperates it is beautiful. I feel very fortunate to be living my third Antarctic winter. Mike