Damien, one the expedition staff members is in the process of digging out one of the passengers who is stuck knee deep in the snow.
With the coming of summer he figures sooner or later she would be rescued by a passing ship. He jokingly tells us that Quark does offer a “Stuck Passenger Rescue Supplement”.
It is about in the 40's with crystal clear skies and serene winds as I get instructions from Damien on fitting and using snow shoes. He somewhat promises that they will prevent us from head-planting as we trek around in the snow.
Remembering how exhausting it was sinking up to my knees on Half Moon Bay yesterday, I am glad this seems to be working.
A fellow snow shoer is off in the distance navigating foreign terrain but scares off a colony of penguins in the process.
I remain still to give them the right of way should our paths cross.
Somewhere at the bottom of two feet of snow is a “Ruby Red” shoe, I guess I am not in Kansas anymore.
Refitted, I return to following “The White Snow Road”. I am not off to see the Wizard, I am off to see one “Cool Gentoo”.