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From South Pole:

Bon voyage

Friday, Nov. 11 2011 UTC

Nov. 12, 2011 11:46 NZDT B2 Science, Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

Jens and Freija departing South Pole after 12 months

Just said farewell to IceCube winter-overs Freija and Jens on the “flight deck” (outdoor waiting area near the plane… wind chill -65 F). Bittersweet partings for all concerned, I’d say. Their plane is taxiing as I write this. Carlos and Sven take over now as winter-overs for the coming year.

This was the first time I’ve been outside since I arrived two days ago. It was cold but great to get out. I’m feeling even better today and may try a walk in the gym tomorrow.

Heading out to meet the plane