8 12 2009

For Antarctica, everything today ran quite smoothly. Ivan the TerraBus picked us up in McMurdo around noon and dropped us off at the Pegasus airfield. We were on board the C-17 taking us back by 3:30. The flight back was uneventful—I slept most of the way. We landed to the sights and smells of Christchurch at around 8:30 pm, passed through customs, dropped of our ECW and hopped on the shuttle to the Windsor B&B, our home away from in Christchurch.

The most striking impressions: the muggyness when I got off the plane, the smell of grass and flowers stepping out of the airport, the currently impending darkness of night. My first nightfall since mid-October.

I gave Chris his camera back, haven’t gotten mine working yet, and didn’t ask anyone for their photos before they headed off to bed, so no pictures from today.



One response

9 12 2009
Maria Richmond

welcome back to the world as most of us know it. Takes a little getting used to. Muttertier

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