Sunday, May 1, 2016

72 - Picture post

Hello friends,

decided to do a little picture blog in this one as I've been taking some good shots, so not MUCH writing but more pictures of current events. This week Monday the moon came up and it was magnificent and almost felt like you could reach out and touch it....

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About 9pm on Thursday night Aaron (MET Tech looking after Bureau Of Metrology stuff) came to my room telling me there was a fairly bright Aurora happening. Temperature was about -20c so I dressed warmly knowing if it was good i didnt want to have to come back in. I ended up staying outside for 3 hours and think I got some fairly good shots.........walking from one spot to another though I was wearing a head torch and had the red light on as to not ruin my night vision slipped on a rock coming down full weight on my right knee on another pointed rock. Ultimately I got something called housemaid knee.....LOL not too bad and its quickly getting better and worth it for the shots.......

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 The rock crusher parked up in its winter position..........

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 Different end of the rock crusher........

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Still don't know what an Aurora Australis is caused by have a look at this little GIF i found on the Science Nature Page on Facebook probably the best wordless way of showing someone how it works.........

Gif: Science Nature Page 

So the week before last I wrote a article in the Antarctic Divisions Davis station Icy News (THIS ONE). My story was about winterising machines some of the pictures that didn't make it into the article below...........

Sunrise silhouettes of the machines in their winter positions....

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 Engine bay already filling up after 2 blizzards.......

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Mack with the implements on it for the digger.....

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 Blizz covers down to stop as much snow getting into the motor as possible......

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 Doors all taped up..........

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Sunset is also a magic time beautiful colours and the bergs....

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 Temperatures have been hovering between -15c and -23c in the last week. Here is a puddle of water frozen quickly reminding me of hoar frost that I once saw in Canada..........

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Hope you have enjoyed........more writing next week promise.

Take care

Michael


P.S...................Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

                        Ralph Waldo Emerson