Just when I thought summer was here with the recent warm weather and melting snow, a storm came in and brought some snow and cooler temperatures to town. Another week has come and gone which included a lot of “Firsts” ; My first Thanksgiving celebrated on another continent, our Thanksgiving meal yesterday (Saturday), first time singing karaoke at the local bar (one of town bars in town), first time EVER spending a continuous hour on an exercise machine and my first visit up Ob Hill. Observation Hill (750 ft.) sits just on the outside of town and offers a great view of town and the surrounding landscape on a clear day. It was slightly stormy and windy so the view was limited yet still spectacular. A large cross sits at the top of the hill in remembrance of Robert Falcon Scott’s party who perished during the Terra Nova Expedition in 1913.
Here are a few photos from the hike.
View from the top of Ob Hill, overlooking McMurdo.
Made it to the top.
It is nearly impossible to see the small speck of a hut in the foreground (left).
“To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” – Alfred Tennyson