Monday, 23 September 2013

Monday 23rd September 2013

It was a cold miserable overcast sort of day this morning. The day started off with the usual Monday stuff. Emails, phone calls, ARPANSA and by then it was smoko and after smoko it was the Monday meeting. After smoko I retired to my room to write up my Icy news story for this month. By then it was lunch time and I made a really nice roast pork and fresh hydro salad sandwich. Mmmm, why can’t we have food like that every day?

After lunch I spent a couple of hours cutting all the remaining meat off the pig we roasted up on Saturday and then I disposed the carcass. This will be nice meat for lunches for the next couple of days and I didn't want to see it go to waste. As for the head, well I didn't want to see that go to waste too. So I put it on a long bamboo pole and propped it up against Luc’s window to give him a good surprise when he opens the blinds tomorrow. That’s almost an Antarctic tradition down here. Seal heads were once the head of choice. I’m sure he’ll see the funny side of the prank. By the late afternoon the wind was howling with blowing snow.

Well, tonight I decided to leave for Colbeck seven o’clock Wednesday morning. It’s a tough call, but it’s looking like we will get a few days break in the weather so we have to take a chance and go for it. It’s over a hundred kilometres away west on the sea ice and we intend on being gone for five days, so let’s hope we don’t get stuck there for two weeks blizzed in.

Now that should do the trick