Katie Joy、Recon Team, 29th December 2012, Graves Icefield
Woohoo – today was the first day since the 19th December (when we moved to this field camp site) that we have had relatively calm winds, without driving snow. Finally the tents have stopped flapping, which brings some peace and quiet to camp life. Although we weren’t able to move to our new field area as hoped today, we did get out to search on the blue ice and were rewarded by finding six meteorites. Everyone of the team found at least one, which made for a satisfying and rewarding day for all after so long being tent bound (see the photo for a post collection celebration moment / or in my case a boy band pose?!?). It was good to get out and stretch our legs as quite frankly after all the eating we have been doing with such little exercise during the last week or so we are turning into little round Weddell seals.
We hope that our work is done at South Graves Icefield and if the winds stay calm (fingers crossed everyone) the flight to our new camp closer to the mountains will take place in the morning.