Antarctica Dispatch

Journal of my Antarctic experience working to support the United States Antarctic Program.



Back in 1961 the US Navy constructed a bowling alley down here. Since then it hasn't changed much. The pin setting is done manually as is score keeping. If you look closely at the picture, you'll see the lanes are numbered '3' & '4'. I guess the first two lanes never got completed. The bowling lanes have got a unique characteristic. The pins are never set in the same place consecutively because the machine is probably out of alignment. Hey it's a harsh continent!

Luckily a few good friends wanted to sign up to play in the league so I finally got to bowl at the world's most southern bowling alley and probably the oldest. For the next few weeks we'll be matched up with other teams and doing some team 'bonding'. Thoughts of The Big Lebowski come to mind.


At Friday, April 06, 2007 2:07:00 AM, Anonymous Michelle said...

Has that bowling alley ever been refinished?

At Saturday, April 07, 2007 11:28:00 AM, Blogger Blur said...

There was an offer to buy it and place it in a bowling museum plus replace it with a new one. The NSF said no. What's up with that?


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