Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lake Fryxell and Lake Bonney

Out to Lake Fryxell to continue work in the dry valley science camps.

Installing the 200W panels.

Just down from the tower.

The inverters, chargers and batteries.

 Then off to Lake Bonney, one of my favorite places in the world.  Five years ago I was here for two weeks with a microbiologist.  Just the two of us were here and when she would do her science after we'd collected samples, I'd go exploring.  Needless to say, it was great to be back and see all the wonderful sights. 

Lake Bonney.
Beautiful lake ice.
The Hues Glacier.

 Up above the camp are beautiful wind-sculpted rocks known as ventifacts.  There are endless shapes to be seen.  And over the years I've seen eagles, salmon, mosters and more.  It feels very much like Mars.

The panels at Lake Bonney.

Sunset at Bonney.
 All too soon it is time to head back down the valley with a quick stopover at F6.

And then back to McMurdo.

On the way back to McMurdo.

Crossing McMurdo Sound.

1 comment:

  1. Nice pics Ben. Bringing back lots of fond memories. If you get a chance to go to Mt. Newall or Lake Vanda make sure you sit on the left side of the helicopter. The wall of ventifacts up there is unreal!