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Breaking ice for drinking water
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©Copyright P. Hobbs - picture taken 1962 / 1963
The most difficult form of drinking water of all to obtain was from very large pieces of ice that needed to be broken into smaller pieces to be manageable. This seems quite straightforward in prospect, but the reality is far more difficult than you imagine. Much more effort needed to break the ice off and then much of it shatters as icy shrapnel rather than the larger more conveniently managed pieces that you would like to have.
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|This picture is one of a collection assembled in
the 60th anniversary of Signy Island
Base: 60°43'S 045°36'W. Thank you to those who sent their treasured memories of their time in
Antarctica and allowed them to be made into a commemorative cd
and then placed here on the web.
weekend was 14-16 September 2007.
The reunion weekend was 14-16 September 2007.
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