Scientists and staff at McMurdo stay in dormitories, and everyone eats out of the same cafeteria in the middle of town. There's a chapel, two gyms, and three bars. The station sits right on the coast of McMurdo Sound, so you are greeted by breathtaking waterfront and mountain views every time you step outside.
Friends, this place is marvelous. Check out my photos below.
|The first view that greeted me when I stepped out of the plane|
|McMurdo Station, seen from Discovery Point, just a short walk away|
|Chapel of the Snows, in McMurdo Station|
|The front door to the main lab belongs on an industrial refrigerator|
|The skua is an Antarctic scavenging bird|
|View across McMurdo Sound. The black lumps are seals.|
|Seals on the ice in McMurdo Sound|
|Seal on the ice in McMurdo Sound|
|I took this photo at 10 pm. It's currently summer here, so there is 24-hour daylight|