Thursday, December 18, 2008

South Pole

For those of you who haven't already heard, I am currently stationed at the South Pole. I arrived here on Dec 15th around 1330.
So far it is amazing here. It has been a dream of mine to get here and I am finally here. The food is better, the people are nicer and station is newer.
I am living in what is known as a Jamesway. It is a large canvas walled tent in which I claim a 6x6 room. It is pretty cold in here, at bed level it is 53 degrees and 38 at the floor. It sounds terrible, but I am actually sleeping better here than I have in the past 6 years.
The weather is pretty moderate, it is around -15 with a windchill around -40. The air is dry, but that is only because it is so cold. The air here, I learned yesterday, is 80% saturated.
I received a package from Holy Family yesterday. I was very happy to have some snacks to get be through the days. We now have a snack box at Fire Station 3 because of this package, so thank you to everyone involved in that. I have not yet received the hoodie,but I will take some pictures once that arrives.