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