Since the last post in LA a lot has gone down. I actually missed my first flight from LA to Sydney. So, I stayed in LA while polar travel was re-booking me. I rented a car during the day because I had some time to kill and drove around LA, Beverly Hills and Hollywood. Turns out Southern California is for the birds. Not my kind of place.
I arrived in Christchurch yesterday at 15:00 and was immediately greeted after customs by ASC folks (Antarctic Support) and steered toward the CDC (Clothing Distribution Center) to pick up cold weather gear for the season. Bags were packed and good to go for our 5:00 AM Ice Flight to McMurdo. I’ve never seen so much Carhart gear in one room before. This is my kind of place.