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Friday, December 16, 2011

Local sights

Still stuck at McMurdo.  The only good news is that I have been able to take in the local sights and some of the recreational trips that are offered.  This week I got to take a ride over to the New Zealand base and walk among the 'pressure ridges'.
As the sea ice disintegrates, it is pushed up against the permanent ice sheet and begins to buckle.

Surface melt pond [refrozen], with Erebus and Castle Rock

Mount Erebus [active volcano] with pressure ridges in foreground

Castle Rock [see previous 'Peak Poachin' post] with pressure ridges

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