|This peninsula has been my home for the last 14 months. McMurdo is tucked in out of sight and the end of the land.|
|Mount Erebus on a particularly active day.|
|Mount Erebus framed in a pressure ridge on the west side of McMurdo Sound.|
Antarctica is a strange place to call home, but for the last 14 months this has been my home. The people and the landscape have drawn me in for much longer than I could have ever imagined when I arrived here. I've been reflecting on this as I enter my last week on this continent. I'm not sure how much I have changed in the last year since the place around me hasn't changed. I think I'm usually pretty aware of changes within myself since I am the only thing that is slowly changing while everything else around me seems to be on a faster pace. I know I'm not the same person I was when I arrived here over a year ago, but I'm not yet sure what is different. Months of constant sunlight and darkness and no living things certainly takes a toll on a person, but I won't know that toll until I get back to something different than this.
|The Erebus Glacier Tongue and the Dellbridge Island from Ross Island.|
|Chunks of ice and the Wilson Piedmont Glacier at Marble Point across McMurdo Sound from McMurdo Station.|