Monday, June 19, 2006

Saturday, 17th June. Not a day without incidents..


The camp is still sitting in cloud. Frost is covering everything and we have little wind today. We have now filled all empty foamboxes in camp with ice cores, and we need 10-15 more foamboxes for the rest of the planned drilling. We spent some time today converting the pit excavated for science into a food freezer. All frozen food boxes were excavated, and the food placed on shelves in the pit. The pit has been covered with a tent since we are out of plywood in camp. We monitor the temperature in the pit.


The morning shift had a good start but after 3 hours the achor for the spring support of the drill tower broke as the tower was tilted to horizontal position. Parts flew 20 m out of the tent but luckily no one was hurt. Steff and Sverrir spent the rest of their shift repairing the damage. And they were successful! We managed to drill 8.37 m to 247.52m.


And then it was Saturday "night". Everybody got dressed for the occation. We put table cloth and candles on the table. We put blinds on the windows to create a nice warm and "red" evening atmosphere. The menu was composed by team2 (Steff, Sverrir, Thorsteinn, Dorthe and Bo) and it consisted of a tropical drink (lemonade with rum and snow), chilli shrimps, roast with fresh asparagus rolled up in bacon and ice cream with strawberries. We had a nice Saturday night with some dancing and games of dice called "Meyer".


Weather: Overcast with winds up to 5 m/s from S and temperatures -7 to -4 C.

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