The alarm woke me from a deep sleep and I got up to prepare to walk the race around the world. I checked the weather:
It was a lovely -1.1 but reporting 25 knot winds. Outside I could not see past the summer camp.
Others in the ladies room were asking the same thing, are we still having the race at these conditions. I was feeling under the weather yesterday so I almost just weinied out on the race, telling myself they would not hold the race in these conditions and got back into bed. I did not fall back to sleep in 10 minutes so I knew I was up for the day and got up and dressed and ready. Holiday brunch was not going yet, but James was ready on the espresso machine so I got a cappuccino (made with instant milk and seems to be one of the few ways the powdered milk actually works) and a bowl of Rice Crispies and headed down to the lounge where my secret stash of box milk (real milk but ultra pasteurized and is stable warm for travel) my sister sent me for Christmas would supplement both of my breakfast components.
|And they are off for a Race Around the World in 18 to 50 minutes.|
|And she made it to the end in good shape.|
Merry Christmas Eve from South Pole station. You can pick up the photos by clicking here.