Thought for the day….’ Heaven on earth is a choice you must make, not a place that you must find”
” Just because you are not sick does not mean that you are healthy”. ” Follow your heart, but take your brain with you”.
I was very happy NOT to be at Scott Amundsen base in Antartica on 2nd July. According to the weather site, Wunderground, the warmest that it reached (and warmest is probably not the word to use, rather the least cold) was -61 degrees Centigrade. It did go down as low as -67 degrees during the day, so probably NOT the place to be. Apparently, Americans have occupied the geographic South Pole since 1956. The research base there is at 2835m on an ice sheet that is around 2700m thick at that point. As the ice sheet is moving, then the station moves by about 10m a year. The temperature there has gone as low as -82 degrees centigrade. Due to the low humitidy in the air, it only receives around 20cm of snow a year. It is currently so cold there that the webcam is disabled!!
And a photo of a staircase today, just to show the interesting curves. Converted from colour to BW for the best results.
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Thought for the day…” Sometimes the things we cannot change end up changing us”
“If you think that you are too small to make a difference, then you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito”.
Taking photos in the cold has proved challenging, with things like ice on the camera and batteries that die very quickly. Got me wondering about the world records for hot and cold temperatures, and there are some interesting facts. Although the -20 degrees Centigrade or colder recently experienced in Scandinavia are far from warm, those temperatures are a long way off the records…..
-89.2 degrees C. recorded at Vostok Station in 1983, or -82.5 degrees C recorded at Dome A, Antartica in 2005. Kitilla, in the Lapland area of Finland has been down to -51.5 degrees C (in 1999). Italy down to -48.3 degrees at San Martino during 2010. Even Australia has had some extreme cold, with -23 degrees being recorded at the Charlotte Pass in New South Wales during 1994. And the record for the most snowfall during a year goes to Mt. Rainer, Washington State, USA, which recorded 31.1 metres of snow from 1971-72.
Some modern waterfront apartments in Oslo,Norway for the photo today.
Happy not to be working at the Quality Spa Resort, Norefjell.