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Agnieszka, Mark and Jamie, with facial icing

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At low temperatures (sub -20) your breath freezes on your clothing
around your face and freezes your beard (if you have one) to your
balaclava, which is very uncomfy. It doesn't affect me too badly - I'm
a life-long spec-wearer, so controlling my breathing so I don't fog my
specs is second nature.
19th Aug 2006, 22:34  

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silar31 says:

Yay! Read your new blog entry last night so I was hoping to see new pics here too! Such lovely, other-worldly scenes.

19th Aug 2006, 22:57

Dhamaka says:

wow - that's cold..

*makes mental note to practice directional breathing, just in case

19th Aug 2006, 23:13

swamprose says:

is it warming up at all? it is cooling down here, can feel the summer ending. love the iced eyebrows.

20th Aug 2006, 12:11

michaelpj says:

August and September are the coldest part of the year here at Rothera because the sea ice stabilises our weather and leads to lots of cold, calm days. During the first half of the winter the temperature was rarely below -10 and pretty windy.
Today we've got low cloud, -22 and a chilling 15kt breeze.

20th Aug 2006, 13:20

swamprose says:

I can take -10 but below that is no fun, even with the right clothes. Assumed you were enjoying bit more warmth with season change--never figured it was worse. stay warm. ; )

20th Aug 2006, 19:09

Dhamaka says:

stay warm indeed..

20th Aug 2006, 19:25

michaelpj says:

We've only had one mild case of frostnip this winter - mostly people are sensible about it. It's much more likely when you're riding a skidoo, anyway - you get 30km/h wind chill on top of -30 and any exposed flesh starts to freeze!

20th Aug 2006, 20:12

michaelpj says:

On the subject of desserts, I made a Baked Alaska on Friday. It was marvellous! Picture to follow shortly...

20th Aug 2006, 20:16

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