Monday, February 15, 2010
It's pretty big news when we get someone visiting McMurdo that
doesn't "belong" here. Meaning, they're out of the ordinary.
This time every year it seems, we get a tourist ship chugging
into McMurdo Sound, bringing several scores of tourists...each
of which have spent upwards of 10,000 dollars for the privilege.
I didn't get to see any of the tourists this year because I was
working, but I understand that they were everywhere, looking
at us McMurdoans with a eye of curiosity. Kind of like we were
penguins or something!