After spending several lovely days in Christchurch and having a look around to see how more and more buidlings are being rebuilt after the earthquake, it was time to pick up my ECW (Extreme Cold Weather Gear) for our Ice Flight.
Entrance to the US Antarctic Program clothing distriubtion center in Christchurch.
Extreme Cold Weather Gear.
The flight was originally scheduled for 9am with a pick-up by the shuttle bus at 6am from the place I was staying. However, weather conditions can change very quickly in Antarctica, therefore I was told to ring the flight information… lucky I did so at 5.40 am.
Our flight was delayed by 3 hours, which meant I got another 2 hours of sleep. Finally, we left Christchurch just after 12 noon. As always, the C17 was pretty full with people and cargo.
Inside the C17 aircraft.
After a bit more than 5 hours, we arrived in Antarctica!
....arrival in Antarctica!