Antarctica Dispatch

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



Today I celebrated a New Zealand holiday - ANZAC Day. A few of us trudged over to Scott Base and mustered out at the flag pole to listen to two of the Kiwis speak about what the day meant for them. Afterwards we headed back inside for tea and ANZAC biscuits.

The whole episode made me think of the movie 'Galipoli'. It reminded me how utterly wasteful war can be and how 'leaders' can make the most stupid mistakes, just 'throwing' young lives away.