Saturday, September 3, 2011
The Christchurch Earthquake
It takes about a week from when I leave home to get back to McMurdo. We spend three nights in Denver for training and then two nights in Christchurch before flying to the Ice. It is not the same in Christchurch after the February 2011 earthquake that killed 200 people and devastated the downtown. The city center is still closed and many buildings have been torn down. It's sad to see how hard Christchurch was smacked down, but the city and it's people are resilient.