The second to last plane, a DC-3 Balser made in 1942, left Concordia today. We stayed up to 2:30am to see it off.

It halved our population.

It went to Casey, an Australian Antarctic coastal station, where the passengers will connect with a jet to Australia’s mainland. Lucky them.

Tommorow, the last plane departs Concordia, bound for Dumont Duville.

Then no-one will stop by for 8 months.

Enjoy the photos.

We all got ice-blasted by the throttle of the propellers of the DC-3 as it pulled away from its stand, and couldn’t see for minutes afterwards. I managed to get a photo, blinded, though. I think it looks quite good, considering.