The Icebreaker Cometh...
Each of these photos was taken at the around 7:00 PM in the same location over the days that it took for the icebreaker USCG Polar Star to make it to McMurdo Station from the ice edge. What normally takes 2 days took nearly 2 weeks, illustrating just how thick the ice is this year.
12/28. Approximately 10 miles away.
12/29. 8 miles?
12/30. 8 miles?
12/31. Confirmed at 6 miles out.
01/01/2002. Much closer now. May pull in on Jan. 3.
01/02/2002. Just off Hut Point.
Getting ready to moor it to the pier on 01/04.