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POST RACE (Jess Baker)

 Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Stage 3: Hill reps in Antarctica. 1.2km loop; straight up, straight down for 2 hours with occasional "thunder" crashes as the nearby glacier dropped some of its snow into the water - ultra cool. The temperature was kind and it was a good afternoon, except for some loud F-bombs at the end. That night we returned to the mainland, made a small ditch and slept in bivvy bags next to the water as it softly snowed. HOW awesome? Not only do we get to see penguins, we get to sleep next to them, as they chortle us to sleep, and chorus us in the morning. Just as you might look out and see mynas in Australia, or sparrows in England, penguins porpoise through the water everywhere you look - the excitement of seeing them,does NOT get old (though, I do admit, I get a little bit hopeful that it might be a seal)! We are passing so close to the icebergs, and the water is just scattered with ice. I would defy anyone not to be moved by this truly magnificient place. It is soo wonderful to see Roger enjoying his new camera so much. This morning we were back on the boat early (5am), but the weather is poor and we are currently trying to sail away from the winds and 5-10m visibility. This is our final "running"day before a 3-day sail back. I am crossing my fingers, legs and toes for at least some kind of run, but I think that I am in the minority. The crew are keeping us entertained for interesting talks - one on Shackleton's adventure (omigosh, see previous blog about how inconceivable their expeditions are) and one about women in Antarctica - wahoo! Bless, our little gnome Ron is feeling a little under the weather. Greg always seems to be the focus of concern, that we can sometimes neglect the others - but he is tough little cookie, and I am sure with the antibiotics that he will pull through just fine. 

Hoorah to your win mum, and how could I forget to mention that they have lots of PICKLES on the boat!! :) My SIX top layers, FOUR bottom layers, 1 x liner and 2 x sleeping bags, and 2 xbottles of hot water, meant I was positively toasty camping. Who would believe that on Antarctica!!
Eloise Aalbers commented on 15-Oct-2018 02:52 AM
Have you ever thought that the shape and length of your evening bag can affect your silhouette?

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