flying south for the winter

This is why geese and retired couples migrate south for the winter.  Good thing I’m heading south, too, though I may overshoot balmy Florida by a few miles…

TOMORROW I LEAVE FOR ANTARCTICA!

More than a year after my last blog post (let’s call it “busy” rather than “lazy”) I’m back on board with the Palmer LTER.  Assuming my flight isn’t snowed-in, I’ll fly tomorrow to Punta Arenas, Chile, get some standard-issue Antarctic gear, and hop aboard the ARSV Laurence Gould.  From there, we’ll churn out through the Strait of Magellan, then four days south through the world’s most notoriously tempestuous seas (think “Deadliest Catch” meets “Ice Road Truckers”), until we hit the Antarctic Peninsula for five weeks of research.

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