Sitting in Christchurch New Zealand, we were set to deploy to the ice this morning at 0630 local time. The hotel front desk called somewhere around 0400 to inform me due to weather conditions, we were being pushed back 24 hours. Oh the pain and suffering! Who knows how long it will take to fly us down to McMurdo then to South Pole, but I wont complain about being “stuck” here!
Yesterday we went to the beach and climbed to the top of an overlook. If you have never thought of visiting New Zealand, start planning now! So beautiful, even with all the construction due to the earthquakes, and the people here are amazing! A great switch from the rude, short and hostile people living in the US! And yes, I did intend to say just that!
I’m still working on transferring some pics and vids I’ve gotten to this point, so please be patient!