January 8, 2013January 8, 2013| | 0 Comment
Hello Aaron in Antarctica, day 66. Camp position South 88 degrees 10 decimal 476 minutes, West 082 degrees 18 decimal 508 minutes. Woohoo, ok, 10.2 miles in 10 hours. Currently I am located in what I'm going to call Four Session Hill. It's going to take me 4 sessions to get over this thing, I've burned up 3 getting up it, had to put an extra hour in that normally wouldn't do simply because there were no camp sites for a good hour and I mean all I need is a 10x10 and vaguely lumpy flat space and boy it did not exist no. I've been told that once I get past this thing the sastrugi's suppose to thin out, I sure hope so cause my hip hurts, my back hurts, this stuff is really taking a toll on me. Other than that it was actually quite a nice travel day, the sun was out, just a kiss of wind so I wore my stomach skirt, that is my jacket around my waist, one chilblain that's kinda a little chafed so I gotta keep that guy under control. Just having a tough time keeping cool but not getting burned on the skin so I use my face mask to drop it down, breath through my mouth and then put it back up so yes that makes me a lathering mouth breather, oh well I guess that's the way it works out here. My brother Jason asked me if I was ready for a Carne Asada burrito, you better believe it, I think about that place in Point Loma constantly now. I pretty much concluded I'm heading towards hating chocolate at this point, it's not doing a lot for me anymore not just emotionally, I don't care about that but just fuel wise so not too useful. The ipod in my head unfortunately brought up 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall in the morning, of all things to come across in my head, gosh dang it that sucked. It's been kinda weird cause during the day every so often I'll these color swatches, just like these ovoid shapes in my lower peripheral vision and usually at least once a day I will see in my upper peripheral vision what I think is a raven, of course it's not but maybe I'm starting to see things, that's not good. If I had real foresight I would have either brought dehydrated rum or dehydrated liquor because man I really need one right now, that's for sure. A shout out one of our sponsors, MicroUSA Inc. and thank you very much Arjun Jain for sponsoring this trip, they are a unique technology company located in San Diego in the Rancho Bernard of technical district, they have a fascinating camera that I had the pleasure and honor to work on that can actually see into and under water from aircraft flying above so. They can see whales, submarines, submerged containers or whatever there might be there. Quite fascinating, it's well worth the quick swing by their website, again thank you very much for your sponsorship and support. Hope all is well. Out!