Happy Birthday to Me!
A Post Work Drink in The Ice Bar
Anyway, being in Antarctica doesn't mean missing the party! Not at all.
On The Day itself, we happend to have dug a large hole to retieve a mirco-baragraph (highly sensitive barometer) for its annual raising back to the surface. It must have been a particularly snowy year, as the hole was over 2m deep by the time we found the thing. Not wanting to waste such a large excavation, we worked the shovels some more to create seating and a small bar. At least half the base turned up for an ice-cold post work beer with the icey setting and pumping techno creating a good apres-ski atmosphere. After a couple of drinks (with nibbles), we headed back to the platform where Ant had cooked a great lamb curry. Superb.
As Wednesday was a work night, the main partying was defered to Saturday. That evening we assembled in the bar to celebrate the decade that taste forgot - the 1980's. Yuppies, strikers, super-heros mingled with detectives and music lovers, setting the bar high for the first party of the season. Photos, as ever, to follow...