Posted by Cricket
Date: 11 December 2010
Wind Speed: 11 knots
The storm Lizzie talked of lasted five days, beginning Wednesday evening and ending the following Monday morning. High winds and blowing snow reduced visibility and made working, getting around camp and in and out of our tents a true effort. Though exciting to have a good storm – there are several of us who enjoy such and secretly hoped for one down here – it was a relief for it all to be over and to finally get a chance to dry out our clothes and tents.
We are starting to wind down our time here at Sir Ernest Shackleton’s hut Cape Royds and this week we’ll be finishing up various conservation projects. For the last several days we have been steadily working in the stables area, sewing down a cover over a stack of fodder bales to help preserve what remains and prevent further erosion from the wind and snow.
Over the next couple days we’ll pack up camp and move to Captain RF Scott’s hut at Cape Evans. We have almost a week at Cape Evans before returning to Scott Base for two weeks and Christmas. I know I’ve said it before, but it is fantastic here at Cape Royds and I’m keenly aware of the time quickly ticking by.