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Online ksand24

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Going off the grid!
« on: November 17, 2016, 12:16:57 PM »
Hey everyone,

Just to let you know that I'm going to be working overseas for the next 3 months and will only have limited internet access, so won't be participating in the forum much until late February.

I'm down to my last few minutes of WiFi access here in Southern Chile, and then I fly to Antarctica in a couple of hours (weather permitting). While I will have internet access while I'm there, it's very slow and temperamental, so I can't guarantee how much I will be able to get online.

If I am able to get onto the forum, I might be able to post the odd reply here and there, but probably won't have time to give in-depth replies or answer PMs etc.

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Re: Going off the grid!
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2016, 12:25:36 PM »
Oh boy! What an adventure!!!  ;D

Have a fabulous time ksand.   :D  xxx
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Re: Going off the grid!
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2016, 12:50:24 PM »
We will miss you very much!  Have a fantastic time and PLEASE hug a penguin for me.   ;D

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Re: Going off the grid!
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2016, 01:05:17 PM »
Have a great time. Snow for Christmas day.

Don't forget to pack your thermals. :)

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Re: Going off the grid!
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2016, 01:31:13 PM »
Wow, that sounds amazing!! Have a wonderful time!!

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Re: Going off the grid!
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2016, 01:47:10 PM »
That sounds really cool, keep us up to date on the weather down there.  Could you fly a kite where you are going?

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Re: Going off the grid!
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2016, 06:58:05 PM »
Enjoy the experience, Ksand!  I hope that you have an amazing time.  You will be missed.
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Re: Going off the grid!
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2016, 09:30:40 PM »
Enjoy your experience in Antarctica, I hope you have an amazing time.  your input will definitely be missed here.

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Re: Going off the grid!
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2016, 03:36:46 AM »
Thanks, everyone :).

I successfully arrived in Antarctica on Thursday :).

It turns out the internet isn't quite as bad as I had feared - I can get on the forum okay, but it's just fairly slow to load :). However, as I'm going to be working long hours and will be pretty busy, I probably won't be that active on the forum while I'm here.

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Re: Going off the grid!
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2016, 11:01:27 AM »
Glad you arrived safely.

Don't worry about UKY or how often you can get on... your job and your experience there are about a million times more important!

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Re: Going off the grid!
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2016, 08:23:28 PM »
Sounds exciting; Antarctica!!

Stay warm and safe!
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Re: Going off the grid!
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2016, 08:28:18 AM »
Just checking your weather for today. Quite a spread. Anywhere from +5 to -29 (accuweather....I know).
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Re: Going off the grid!
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2016, 08:55:12 AM »
What an experience! Makes me wish I had opted for a concentration in Climatology/Meteorology instead of Geomorphology way 'back in the day'. :-)

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Re: Going off the grid!
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2016, 07:55:17 PM »
I missed this post completely! Hope you have a wonderful time, ksand24, in between the hard work!
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