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06 June 2015

Plane Sunday cancelled – just as we finished packing down in camp

 Kim, normally chef at Restaurant “Roklubben” in Kangerlussuaq, introduces our Saturday night dinner.

Kim, normally chef at Restaurant “Roklubben” in Kangerlussuaq, introduces our Saturday night dinner.

All day was spent on packing down camp. Vehicles were parked in garages, food in the kitchen was reviewed, pallets with outgoing cargo were packed, netted and weighed and manifests of Sundays flight were sent to Kangerlussuaq.

In short, everything was stripped down to the few vehicles and items that we need to handle the flight and which can be removed and closed down in the two hours it takes for the plane to arrive here after we are told, it has taken off. Then in the afternoon we were told that the flight Sunday was cancelled due to technical problems.

Our Saturday night dinner, which was supposed to be our last at EGRIP this year, all of a sudden got a different feeling to it. However, the news didn’t deter us from enjoying Kim’s excellent three course dinner: Home-smoked halibut, Musk-ox filet with fresh potatoes, and blackberry tart. As we could look forward to a Sunday spent waiting, we could enjoy the dinner in the most relaxed fashion.

What we have done today:

1.    Checking seismic station.
2.    Pulling heavy sleds onto hills.
3.    Packing and documenting two pallets of outgoing cargo.
4.    Parking both Pistenbullys in garage. The new garage door works.
5.    Parking snowblower, sleds and two snowmobiles.
6.    Parking fuel tank.
7.    Saturday night dinner.

Weather: Beautiful day. Temp. – 12°C to -22°C, 5 m/s from WSW. Visibility:  Un-restricted.

FL, J.P. Steffensen



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