Monday, June 05, 2006

Saturday, 3. June. A nice saturday

It has been a good day. We began to prepare for the exchange of staff next week. We put up another tent since the camp will host 10 people from next week on. Sverrir, Steffen and Lars will stay for the whole period. The drilling and analysis went fine today. We appreciate our cooling system for the drill tent. Cold air is blown into the tent through a channel in the snow, and the temperature and the tent can be kept at -6C.
We had a nice Saturday evening with Lars cooking mushroom soup, lamb, spinach with feta and stewed blackberries.
In the afternoon the Kansas people had an accident which got a lot of attention in camp. While driving with the radar they hit one of the poles that Lars had put up 2 weeks ago. Lars has put up 8 poles on 36 km2, which is 1 pole pr 4.5 mill. m2, so the chance of hitting a pole should be extremely small (although they are measuring on a network based on Lars' poles).
During the first 20 days on Flade Isblink we have had 11.5 days with nice weather and 8.5 days with blizzard. Quite changeable!
On nice days like today everybody opens the tents doors in order to dry everything. The sun is shining and it is beautiful. Everybody is working outdoors and enjoying it. Hard to imagine the blizzards when it is hard to see what is up and down, although we know for certain theiy exist.


At June 05, 2006 11:51 PM, Blogger Azazelo said...

I am tempted to learn what you'll find down there. I hope your expedition will find success.

At June 09, 2006 7:54 AM, Blogger Isblogger said...

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