Saturday, May 26, 2012

Rothera, Antarctica

One of the highlights of wintering at an Antarctic base is Midwinters. It's taken as seriously as Christmas is at home, and of course, there are presents. Unlike at home, there is no chance of popping into town for Christmas shopping so we make do with what we can find on base. At the beginning of winter we each pulled a name out of a hat. I got Adam comms and, after much debate, I began designing a patchwork quilt made out of fabrics from all over base. Here it is in the early stages, with pit room curtains, fleece sleeping bag liners, FID shirts, ventile, orange overalls, tent fabric, burnt tea-towels, BAS t-shirts, hoodies and badges, and a bit of Javelin Jones' parachute.

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