On Falling Temperatures and Long Shadows

Hey everyone, sorry I’m a day late. I think blog posts are going to start getting shorter for the most part as there’s not really a lot of different stuff that happens from week to week. I’ll still try and keep posting every week though for the time being. That being said, this last weekContinue reading “On Falling Temperatures and Long Shadows”

On Daylight and Transitions

I’m officially finished with my first full week here at Pole! On Monday night the station transitioned to level green which meant we no longer had to wear masks when outside of our rooms. To celebrate, we had a little get together in the galley so we could meet people and learn what their facesContinue reading “On Daylight and Transitions”

On Temperature Checks and Small Aircraft

The long awaited moment is here! My first blog post from the bottom of the planet! I safely arrived here at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station yesterday a bit after noon. Not gonna lie, I thought my weeks in the managed isolation would seem like a long time but they were nothing compared to spendingContinue reading “On Temperature Checks and Small Aircraft”

On Cargo Planes and Penguins

Finally! After nearly a month of travelling and managed isolation I can finally say that I am in Antarctica! It’s still kind of hard to believe that I’m actually here. The last week in the New Zealand managed isolation went way faster than the first week. I’ll chalk that one up to being on theContinue reading “On Cargo Planes and Penguins”

On Free Time… and Even More Free Time

It’s hard to believe it’s been more than a week since my last post, the days really start to blend together while in isolation. Unfortunately, due to a positive test for one member of our cohort, we had to continue to stay in our rooms until contact tracing could be completed. The staff was niceContinue reading “On Free Time… and Even More Free Time”

On Long Flights and Appreciating the Outdoors

Greetings from New Zealand! It has been quite a week so far, let me tell ya. The first day or so in San Francisco was nice, I particularly enjoyed the scheduled outdoor time where we were allowed to go out on Monday evening, walk around the hotel, and get some fresh air. I’m definitely gladContinue reading “On Long Flights and Appreciating the Outdoors”

On New Chapters and Adventures

Well, I have finally started my adventure. At the wonderful hour of 3:30 in the morning on January 3rd, I woke up to head to the airport for the beginning of my journey. Fortunately, despite the early flight time and the fact that I am sooo not a morning person, my roommate and I madeContinue reading “On New Chapters and Adventures”