For those of you who don’t know, I’ve recently taken up a contract at a US research base in Antarctica. I’ll be here through February working in the dining hall and taking photos which I’ll be posting here.

I’m calling this one “first look” and was taken from the C17 that flew us from NZ to Antarctica,


Pioneers! O Pioneers
Come my tan faced children
Follow well in order, get your weapons ready;
Have you your pistols? Have you your sharp edged axes? Pioneers! O Pioneers!
For we cannot tarry here,
We must march my darlings, we must bear the brunt of danger,
We, the youthful sinewy races, all the rest depend. Pioneers! O Pioneers

– Walt Whitman


Do not go gentle into that good night
Old age should burn and rave at close of day
Rage, rage against the dying of the light
– Dylan Thomas

I’m in Quebec City, Canada for the next few days and with the stress of finishing my master’s thesis past it’s peak, I’ll be behind the camera again and posting a few photos from my adventures up here!