I think I mentioned this before, but before we left for the field, there had been an Emperor Penguin hanging out by the road out to the airfield. He (or she) stood in the same spot for weeks, seeming never to move very much.
Well, a day after the survey plane arrived back in McMurdo we were greeted with a surprise: the penguin (dubbed Pepe by some) was on the move! In fact, he’d decided to take the road and was now standing in the middle of the road at the airfield.
Over the next few days he moved a farther down the road until, on our last day at the airfield, he was waddling just past the edge of the airfield. Needless to say, I got some photos with him.
I also walked around a bit on the last day to get some final shots of things at the Pegasus Airfield. Next time I returned I would be leaving for good.