I have been in Antarctica for a week and a half now. My hair keeps looking better and better (yeah for super low humidity), but my hands keep getting more and more chapped (boo for super low humidity). Big thanks to Kari for the huge tub of moisture cream; I carry it around with me wherever I go. I have been making friends by sharing. 🙂
On Monday, I took my first helicopter flight. We went to Mount Newall. It was amazing and a little bit frightening. Helicopters do not move like planes or cars, they pivot and levitate. Also you have to wear a big helicopter helmet with a visor and and microphone. Wearing the helmet definitely adds to the excitement, especially since it comes equipped with its own communication system.
On the flight to Mount Newall, we flew over the sea ice and saw glaciers that had been frozen in while they were still moving. We flew over glaciers and fjords. It was breathtakingly beautiful. When we took off from Mount Newall it felt like we jumped off a cliff.
Unfortunately, I was taking pictures through a tinted polarized window and a polarizing filter so my aerial shots aren’t that great. I am posting a few anyhow.