Saturday, October 13, 2007

Go Go Go!!!

When a blizzard stops, people shoot from the Laws like pop from a bottle. The couped up feeling is replaced by a massive list of jobs, both those delayed by the weather and plenty more created by it. Sixty knot winds move a lot of snow about, so Matt's been busy with the bulldozer, Neil's been poking all the CASLab vents and Kirsty and I have dug out the Blimp winches.

Today the wind dropped to nearly nothing, meaning Frisbee, running and, more importantly, two ozone-studying flights for Tom's unmanned aerial vehicle. The heat of the sun is now obvious, even through a balaclava which we now wear to protect from UV blasting through the open ozone hole. Although air temperature is still in the -20Cs, the buildings absorb enough heat to melt snow, giving the an end-of-season ski resort look.



Traces of winter slide away



Melt water on the Simpson stairs



Feel the heat!

More photos here.

3 Comments:

Blogger Paul Capewell said...

Wow! It appears to change so quickly but I'm betting it doesn't seem like a quick process when you're living through it...

7:54 pm GMT  
Blogger Simon said...

Looks like summer :)

8:00 pm GMT  
Anonymous Skinny D said...

Is sunbathing discouraged? I mean how cool would it be to come back from a year on an icecap with an nice all over tan...

Health disclaimer: Sunbathing is bad, it causes irreparable skin damage and may effect your reproductive capabilities.

8:31 am GMT  

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