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Old 29 October 2014, 08:27   #1
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Those of you who have met me over the years, or seen my logs on here, will be familiar with my friend "donegaldan". We've clocked up big miles and adventures over the past decade - on the water, under the water, overland and underground. Now his sense of adventure has taken him that bit further. Actually, you can't go much further, unless you have contacts in the space industry

On Sunday past, he flew into Rothera Station, British Antarctic Territory to begin his 17 month stint as Wintering Communications Manager. All those who've met him in Flying Test Monkey guise will be unsurprised - we all knew he was going to go far - maybe just not quite that far...

For those who want to see a bit more, his blog is here: Linky

He took this pic on final approach to the base.



P.S. Hey, my 10,000th post! Glad I didn't waste it like the other 9,999
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He told me it was the furthest he could get from you and was looking forward to the peace!
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...and was looking forward to the peace!
Not gonna happen. They have Multiple Webcams down there - I'm keeping an eye on him...
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Not gonna happen. They have Multiple Webcams down there - I'm keeping an eye on him...
You might have trouble when the bit of string attached to his tin can freezes...
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how, bizzare, i helped put up alot of the buildings down there, though one did burn down on first attempt!
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how, bizzare, i helped put up alot of the buildings down there, though one did burn down on first attempt!
If you mean the Bonner Marine Lab then the bizarre doesn't end there - apparently donegaldan's cousin has been running it for a few seasons...
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yes the good ole bonner lab,, so how you liking rothera, hows the weather,nice and sunny?
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If you mean the Bonner Marine Lab then the bizarre doesn't end there - apparently donegaldan's cousin has been running it for a few seasons...
...nothing wrong with a bit of nepotism.
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