Antarctica by Redeye
Yesterday we didn’t sleep much. We boarded our plane to Antarctica at 10 p.m., and by 4:20 in the morning we were standing on a carpet of sea ice. The sun was warm on my face, the sky was a spotless blue, and not many people needed their Big Red parkas. The temperature rose to 36 degrees.
We spent our day moving through a succession of large vehicles: a giant C-17 jet, a very large people-mover called Ivan the Terra-Bus, and finally onto our home for the next month, the great big Nathaniel B. Palmer icebreaker. Read on through the slideshow for the full story.