The walk back to Spike Cape seemed longer than I expected, luckily, the sun never sets in the Antarctic summer, so timing wasn’t an issue. The sun goes round and round, clockwise (looking up in the Southern Hemisphere sky) and kept us warm as long as a hill or cloud wasn’t in the way. We walked through this patch of, well, not sure what you might call it. The sediments were fine, clay-sized, and our boots sank in an inch or two, but this wasn’t mud, it’s too dry and our boots came out clean. This photograph was taken January 2006, and I would bet you could still see these imprints today.