Storm force winds…
And I’m wearing a suit!
HAPPY (belated) MIDWINTER!
Last week was Midwinter’s week here at Halley after the Midwinter solstice on June 21st!
It marks the half way point through our 3 months of darkness, and has long been a time for reflection and relaxation in the midst of the usual dark, cold, oftentimes difficult work we have down here.
So we let our hair down a bit, have some fun, eat some wonderful food and generally make merry, but also have the time to reflect on our time there, the winters that have gone before us - back to the hardships endured during the ‘Heroic Age’ of Antarctic exploration that allow us to be here now - and look forward to the return of the sun and what that will bring in the coming months.