Packing continues - this time in sunshine
Packing down camp equipment onto heavy sleds has its own rhythm. Each box,
piece of furniture, pipe or drum is pulled to the sled and then the item
is documented before it is loaded onto the sled.
It is a meticulous and slow process; but we need to know exactly what has been loaded in order to have good plans for a future ice core drilling.
Today has been special for this last crew at NEEM. The Sun has been shining all day. Several used the opportunity to take a walk or drive with snowmobiles to the far end of the skiway to get away from camp and experience the vast emptiness of the ice sheet and the stunning view of flat, white surface and deep blue sky.
What we have done today:
1. Air sampling program.
2. Restocking carpenters tent and installing electricity.
3. North most three power outlets removed.
4. Packing and documenting carpenter sled finished.
5. Working on documentation and inventory.
6. Opening entrance to balloon trench.
7. Building empty drum pallet on pallet sandwich.
Weather:- 13°C to -4°C. Wind: 3 m/s from SSW. Sunshine and blue skies most of the day.
FL, J.P. Steffensen