One of the big preparations before the winter over is getting the once a year delivery of our life blood, fuel. As green as this place is, it still requires around 6 million gallons of fuel (mainly aviation) to get along. Its not as easy as it may seem however--if anyone thought it was easy out there. You see the Ross Sea is Frozen. We're about 20 miles from the ice edge. How do you get the fuel here? In comes the ice breaker Oden.
|Oden in the turning basin|
|Oden in the main channel|
|Our fuel a mile off shore waiting to come in. Scott's hut and Vince's cross in the foreground.|
|Charges being placed on the ice pier|
Anyhow, a busy day here. Meeting after meeting. No fun stuff unfortunately. The weather finally lifted today so we're getting some missions done from our recent backlog. Well, I'm off for now. Take care all!