December 21, 2007
Well here we are on the first stretch of our homeward leg. We are sat in the airport at Santiago waiting for our next flight connection. It has all happened very quickly and it’s hard to imagine that just a few days ago we were sat in Antarctica not knowing when we would be able to leave. It is quite strange being back in normal civilisation. It’s also quite strange being in a 32 degree Santiago after the cold weather that we have been experiencing! It’s quite a shock to the system. We are doing well at putting back the weight lost by the team. We have just finished a four course buffet complete with waffles. We will go straight down to Portsmouth University from Heathrow to complete our physiological testing. It will be interesting to see what effect Antarctica has had on our bodies. We had a fan at Santiago airport who got me to sign an autograph for him. He has been following our blog from Chile.