We’re history

March 20th, 2007

On Saturday we had a hugely successful fancy dress night with a historical theme. Lots of people dressed up in a variety of intriguing costumes: cave-people, cowboys, Romans, crusaders, hippies and so on. Roger and Pete almost stole the show as Stonehenge (yes, they made a “henge” out of cardboard and danced around in it for a significant amount of the evening) until Kai appeared in a robot outfit made from plumbing spares!
With a certain inevitability, I came as Brunel…


…with a frock coat made my creative modification of a vicar’s cassock from the dressing-up box and a top hat made from corrugated cardboard and gaffer tape.

On Sunday we had a heavy fall of snow, which makes the base look pretty again.

base in snow

bransfield in snow

This morning the Ernest Shackleton has arrived to take us home. I’ll be moving on board tomorrow night, although the ship will actually leave on Thursday morning.

Shackleton at wharf

This may well be the last post for a while – I’ll try and keep updated whilst I’m on the ship but as the Shackleton is famous for making people seasick then I may be indisposed…

people on point

Final photos in the snow- Lowri, Jade, Tom and (not leaving yet!) Roger

5 Responses to “We’re history”

  1. Miles Says:

    The end of an era, and the end of the Antarctic blog… a sad time. I shall miss dropping the phrase “my friend Mike in Antarctica” into conversation. But on the upside, it’ll be great to see you in Real Life again!

    Have fun in South America…

  2. Paul Says:

    So the ship has an internet connection at sea?

  3. Michael P-J Says:

    Paul: indeed it does. Aren’t satellites marvellous?

  4. Graham Bowen Says:

    Thankyou for your record of life circa Rothera – hope all goes well on your encounters with the “old” world.

  5. Bakelite Gal Says:

    Its a real shame, I have only just found this blog (too late as always). It looks like you had a fantastic time. I loved the “final photo in the snow”. Regards Karen

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