Back to Antarctica for 2017

Hi summer fans,

            Once again I find myself in Antarctica for a 6 week contract of meeting old friends, doing root canals, cleaning ears with my dental suction and using my drill for other tasks like cutting a ring off a guy who was unable to get it past his knuckle after a hammer injury. I got to use a fat tire bike for a week and found it a fun way to get around town. Also discovered that pickleball has come to Antarctica, and am holding a session in the big gym tonight to gauge interest for more games down the road. Also found a number of ping pong players who are all gunning to dethrone me, and while I’ve lost a few games over time I’m usually able to come back with a vengeance.

         

    Hope your winters are going well, and drop a note when you get a chance to let me know what is going on in your lives. Your friendship over the years means a lot.

Cheers,

Smiling Bob

L C-130 cargo flight to McMurdo

L C-130 cargo flight to McMurdo

Landed on the ice shelf in an L- C-130 Cargo plane

Landed on the ice shelf in an L- C-130 Cargo plane

Fat tire bike fun around McMurdo

Fat tire bike fun around McMurdo

Polar Star icebreaker and Palmer research vessel make a visit

Polar Star icebreaker and Palmer research vessel make a visit