Still in Cambridge. Flight from Cambridge to the Falkland Islands on the 4th December 2017 delayed and then cancelled due to bad weather. The next flight is 4 days later. Keeping my fingers crossed. Finally a flight to the Falklands via Cape Verde.
The Air tanker
Setting sail from Mare harbour after an 11 hour flight from cape verde. No time in the Falklands this time but looks like the sun is shining at the moment.
The start of the sea ice. Hardly any around at the moment and not really causing any slowdown of the Ernest Shackleton as it moves through.
Some science on the sea ice. Snow samples for isotope analysis back in Cambridge and some radar work for comparison with the satellite.
Start of a 3 day relief (24 hour shifts)
|accommodation in the caboose|
|atmospheric platform- Spuzo|
|life on base|
|EDEN project for life on Mars|