Friday, December 11, 2009

December 7th - - Frisbee Golfin' in Antarctica

I got a special request to say hi to the "Greater Brunswick Charter School K1 class" This post is dedicated to you.  If you have any questions, drop me a note here on this blog and I'll do my best to answer. 

Does anyone out there like to play Frisbee? 

Well, we have a Frisbee (technically Disc) golf course set up in our backyard. Our backyard is a glacial moraine (a bunch of rock and gravel left by a melting glacier.  Our glacier is retreating more and more every year. But we're not here to talk about the glacier, we're going to talk about our Disc Golf Course.  Now don't forget, you can click on the picture and get the full picture, it will help in this map.

We have 18 holes as you can see in this map of Palmer Station and the backyard.  It maybe kind of hard to understand, but the gray area is land.  The white area around the gray is the ocean.  Then the spotty white to the east of station (right) is the glacier.  If you see in the right hand lower corner of the map is the compass that shows true North. 

I wasn't able to spend a long time with the group, but here's a few pictures of them playing.

This is the 7th TEE...As you can see...even though the crew here worked 10 hours today, there is still a little bit of fun and relaxation we get out of taking some time out in the backyard.

Here we have the group at Tee 8.  Dan who is holding his Disc high in the air is doing his meditation before he flings his disc.  He is yelling though by the way..."Don't laugh, don't laugh, it helps, Really!"

Now we have Tee 11.  I call this meditation...."Maintain the Plane".  This is George and he's pretty precise. 

This is Dan and Kyle getting ready to head to the next Tee that's close to the glacier. 

That's all for now....I hope you enjoy the Blog. 

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