Derya on December 9th, 2010

It has been a few days since we have left Rothera but I am just getting around to wrapping up my final thoughts. The three days spent at Rothera made everyone feel better– not that 5 weeks on a ship is a terribly long time (given that the crew sails for 4 months before going […]

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Derya on December 5th, 2010

On our second night at Rothera, the over-winterers at the base were invited onboard the JCR to have drinks at the bar. A very good crowd showed up and we got to meet the base’s dive officer, divers, field assistants, plumbers and marine biologists. We had already met the base doctor, Claire, the day before […]

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Derya on December 3rd, 2010

Yesterday and today we were able to get go ashore and walk around Rothera for a change. We visited the base’s library, computer room, bar and its cafeteria. There was a nice timeline of the photos of the Rothera over-winterers since the 70s, and very interesting photos of the first explorers roughly 100 years ago […]

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Derya on December 3rd, 2010

This morning the captain announced two things: we were low on fresh water so only absolutely necessary laundry and showers, and that we’d be reaching the Rothera base at 9 AM. We gathered up at the Monkey Island to watch our approach to the frozen continent. Shortly after we were moored in, the Rothera base […]

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Derya on October 24th, 2010

This map that I downloaded from shows an overview of Antarctica and the different bases, in red. I drew a green arrow towards Rothera.

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