The East Lake Bonney Camp
Here is the jamesway from the side. The square part in the middle is the cooking/food prep area, with windows and skylights for natural light to work by.
Here is the kitchen/dining/living/almost all area. The stove to the right is used for heating in general, but also to melt lake ice for drinking water. In this shot is about 80% of the inside area.
The kitchen sink and general dish washing area. The yellow cooler to the right is water we use for hand washing and brushing our teeth.
All electrical power at camp is provided by solar power. The oven and heater are propane powered.
This is how we get our drinking water. These large chunks are taken from ice that has calved off Taylor Glacier, and brought back to camp by ATV and sled. Kristof got a little ambitious using that one on the right...
When the moat ice finally melts, sometime in January, the smooth ATV highway is no more. This little boat will be the new mode of transportation. Thankfully, we will be long gone by that time.
Here are the various fuel barrels for use at camp. All barrels are kept on soft berms, like the one seen here, to contain drips and spills. You can see the hand crank pump on the barrel currently in use. No automation here!
This is our nice little outhouse. Nice is relative, of course, relative to the conditions at the bot house. At least here I get to sit down for #1, which is a luxury I don't have at our facility at the bot house, which is basically a tent and a 5-gallon bucket for #2 only. The cargo straps hold down all small buildings in camp to protect against wind, both natural and from the helos.
A close up of the text on the roll-up window canvas in our Korean War-era quonset hut that is the Jamesway.
The holes in the canvas roof, so we've been told, are machine gun bullet holes. Not sure on this one, as I'm sure there are plenty of aftermarket modifications that have been made just out of Antarctica-level boredom. But who am I to judge?