Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Advice on being cold from Chico

Went to the airport today to see the scientists off. Met loads of people. Also went to the library. Most of the chairs are rocking chairs. Nice. The weather has gone totally white. You can't see much and Chico says the temperature is going to drop. Chico builds research stations for scientists and has had to mend electrical cables in the dark at temperatures below -100 degrees when your skin freezes straight away. I said I was worried about the cold hurting when I'm camping on the ice and he said it's a matter of glass half full half empty and just remember it's going to get warmer again and that the worst bits are what you remember, you don't remember the boring warm days. Hmmm. He's been constructing things at both poles for the last 12 years and has incredible photos. I will try and get some and put them up and pretend I took them.


Anonymous Home said...

Any news on the 'legendary Carl'?
What do they do in the Heritage Centre and what do whalers do when there are no whales?
Great Photos!

9:05 AM  
Blogger Tamzin said...

have just read your blog ! you see I told you you were amazing. Look at what you are doing...so much adventure in a week !!!! The photos are really beautiful but please please stay warm. I don't want any of your fingers falling off.
Keep us up to date with what you are up to.
love ya.

9:06 AM  
Anonymous kate said...

Hi I showed your blog to my class today on the magic interactive whiteboard after they'd mindmapped climate change. they loved the descriptions of bleeding noses and freezing skin and all 'aaaahed' at the picture of betty being flattened by fish/whale/puppet. Thanks! we'll get in to the serious science in good time....

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Lulu said...

Your pictures are so cool. Seems like an alternate universe. Let us know what you find out about the state of our planet too....

5:33 PM  
Blogger mark said...

Wow! Love the blog x Mark

9:56 PM  

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