Sunday, January 17, 2010
Way back in the day, the founding fathers of McMurdo
had a bit of foresight and built a series of culverts,
draining the mudhole that McMurdo can become. It would
be a far more mucky place than it is with the amount of
runoff that we experience each year. A GA named Steve
actually put together a guide this season to the 25 or
so culverts and I have him to thank for this information.
My favorite culvert (if someone can have a favorite
culvert) is Culvert #1. This is the one that runs
under the road to Hut Point and without it, a large
part of town near the fuel pumps would be a swamp.
I've seen huge amounts of water go through this thing.
This is a relative trickle.
This would be a great place for a kayaker to shoot the
rapids...and a great splashdown at the bottom as it
drops into Winter Quarters Bay!