My Epic Trip to Antarctica – The Return and Final Thoughts

Hope you have enjoyed my trip to McMurdo. It is wonderful to get paid to do something adventurous like that. Here are some final pictures and thoughts on this special trip. If you missed any, here is a link to the beginning.

Located in the central hallways between dorms and the mess hall is a special monitor. It gives the weather forecast and news, but everyone really watches to see if their flight will leave. Really based upon whether the C-17 lands.

a screen with weather information

And here is one of the best things I saw right next to the monitor.

a box of tissues with a note on the wall

The flight home was on a C-17. At least on this flight, I had no issues going up to the cockpit and talking to the flight crew who were all Air Force Reserve members from Washington State. As everyone can see, not the most comfortable seats.

a man standing in the snow a group of people sitting in a warehouse

Here are some of my better photos, at least the ones I like.

people standing on a rocky hill a group of people walking on a dirt road

clouds and the sun above the clouds a view of the sun from a plane window an icebergs and water in the ocean a road in a dirt field

Thanks for reading and glad to share a few of the hundreds of photos I took. I certainly would love to go back someday. Maybe for my retirement job, I can work at McMurdo for a few months. Although I spoke with one of the bus drivers who said he did it just for the kicks and actually made more money as a window washer in Seattle!

a man in a red coat and hat taking a selfie in front of a flag




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