...and his girl left behind. Justin Chambers is going to Antarctica as a chef, and leaving behind all that is normal, for a whole year. Together, but apart, we will document our experiences (well, he'll give me the info verbally and I will turn that in to a blog post!!) as we live in two quite different worlds for those 12 months.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A short but sweet update

Yesterday was the first day since Justin arrived on base that we didn't get to talk on the phone.  He was just too busy.  Not just with the everyday cooking but plans are afoot for a big Christmas day that the boys need to start working on now.  And for his two days off Justin is doing field training which means heading out on Quad bikes and sleeping in bivvy shelters under the stars and of course, eating dehydrated food, yum - and probably not a lot of sleep since there is only about two hours of darkness per night.  

Justin is also getting the opportunity to be flown by helicopter over to the Chinese base on Friday.  I don't know a lot of the details but a small group have been invited.  The base is Zhong Shan, established in 1989.

Details of Justin's visit  to the base will be published as they come to hand.

In the meantime, here is a photo of Justin and the 2009/10 chef, Kim, discussing the handover in the dining room on base. Kim was on the departing vessel last Saturday, returning to Australia.

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