Sunday was our first day off since we have been here, and the break was certainly needed. We enjoyed Sunday brunch which is actually a pretty nice treat once a week. We were feeling lazy, but somebody brought up hiking up Ob Hill, so we figured we might as well take advantage of the day off. I had never done the hike before, so I was pretty interested in what we could see from the top. We scaled up it pretty quick and pretty soon we were looking over McMurdo and the sound.
|A view of McMurdo from halfway up.|
|Scott Party Memorial on Observation Hill|
|View over McMurdo Sound|
We also found some other words to live by (or to die by in Scott's case) on the hike. This is the quote engraved on the memorial. It is hard to read because it has been weathered so much, but it says, "To strive to seek to find and not to yield." It is pretty amazing to me the determination, and sense of adventure these early explorers of Antarctica had. It just blows my mind, and motivates me to be more adventurous in my own life.