Thursday, 31 January 2013

Getting to Rothera

It's is 15800km of flying between London and Rothera so most of the time getting here is spent sitting in a uncomfortable seat in a tin tube, or waiting in airports for the next plane. The commercial journey to Punta Arenas is pretty much the same as any flight anywhere although a bonus for me this year was an excellent view of Fitzroy which I treked around a life time ago.

 Once at Punta we met up with our lovely Red airplane the Dash 7,

This a wheeled aircraft, as Rothera has a gravel runway. And here I am with Peter the Penguin inside the Dash.

Here is Peter the penguin checking out what the pilots upto.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013


Arrived at a lovely sunny Rothera on the Antarctic peninsula. Cold sharp wind but beautiful views.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Arrived Punta Arenas

Well that was a long journey. Left Willingham at 9:30 Sunday Morning and finally got to Punta after several flights and delays at 11pm Monday night Uk time. Early  start today Tues for the onward flight to Rothera.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Loading up the Kindle and MP3 Player.

I am back off to Halley again in two weeks time - a shorter trip this year, only about a month away. Time to fire up the blog and load the kindle and MP3 player.