Photo-of-the-Day – 20 October 2008

A beautiful day:  -16°C and almost no wind.  At one stage, while wrestling a trapped skidoo, I stripped to short sleeves.  Clear blue skies above and a wonderful freshness to the clear air… it truly felt like spring. Everyone was outdoors working on different things and enjoying the break in the weather.  I headed down to the winter depot, to photograph the various containers and sleds for documentation.  Those that have a large wind profile cause local wind acceleration which creates a small wind-scoop over time, such as this one:

Later in the day I assisted our radio operator and electronic engineer, Gerhard, with making an inspection preliminary to some repairs on the radio mast in front of the base.  The mast supports the big HF radio antenna as well as a VHF whip on top, and from my lofty perch I had a beautiful panoramic view.  Beautiful panorama to follow, but here is a sample:

For fun, here is a more abstract picture that I call ‘Mast Geometry’:

(Yes, Mum, I was tied in.)

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