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Post by News Tribune Staff on Nov. 16, 2006 at 12:49 pm with No Comments »
November 16, 2006 12:49 pm

Last post here before I hop on an Air New Zealand jet in a couple hours for the long jaunt home to the FOB. That’d be Christchurch to Auckland, Auckland to San Francisco, San Francisco to Sea-Tac. That’s 17+ hours in the air, in case anyone’s counting.

Won’t be home ’til Friday night, PST. As such, you won’t hear from me.

But bottom line: We made it to McMurdo Station and spent four hours there trooping around the station. That’s more time than we thought we’d get, and to be honest with you it’s kind of an intimidating prospect to put what I saw there into words.

But we’ll have a go. I’ll tell you all about it Sunday.

Update: Made it home. Itinerary included a quick stop in Wellington, N.Z., in between Christchurch and Auckland. It was all I could do to not get out and kiss the ground on landing – a little bit of turbulence, mate.

Now the story and Ted’s photos are running Monday. I’ll post here too with a set of links to other sites of interest.

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