Saturday, November 12, 2011

Hut Point

Back about 100 years ago, a man by the name of Robert Falcon Scott sailed to Antarctica on a journey to be the first man to reach the South Pole. A man by the name of Amundsen beat him there by about a month, but that's not the point! Scott found himself on Ross Island and set up camp.
McMurdo Station currently resides on Ross Island about a 1/2 mile from Scott's original Hut. The Hut still stands to this day and all McMurdo residents are welcome to walk out to Hut Point and check out the views and the outside of the building. Its about a 15-20 minute walk out there and if you are lucky, sometimes the seals will have come up through the ice cracks, and this is a prime spot to look out into the ice and watch them lay there and do nothing.....really, they just lay there and breath.
I have been out to Hut Point 3-4 times so far and its always nice to get out of town for about an hour or so.

No comments:

Post a Comment