Still at McMurdo…

I’m still here! Yesterday’s flight was delayed until today which is delayed until tomorrow. I spoke to Grant by radio tonight and he says a storm is brewing at Cape Crozier, so I could very well be at McMurdo for another few days. This place if full of scientists, artists, geeks, world travelers, and other talented geniuses, so despite its ex-military squalor it’s not such a bad place to be stuck for a few days. Between one wine bar, strange machinery, cool scientific gizmos, spectacular scenery, and a crowd of people full of interesting tales there is always some way to fill one’s time here …

Bob Zook with SCINI, the skinny ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle).

SCINI in the ice hole, ready for action.

SCINI, which is operated from this workstation, spies a sea anemone under the ice.