Geoff Sims @ UNSW
Home South Pole Diaries 2012/13 15th January, 2013


Tuesday, 15th January, 2013

No flying today (John)

Today was a beautifully clear blue, almost windless day. Ridge A was much the same.

Not a cloud in the sky!

Unfortunately, according to a computer somewhere in Charleston, South Carolina, it was overcast with poor visibility at AGAP South, our intermediate refuelling stop. So, the Twin Otter stayed on the ground all day, as did we. Eventually we may have to fly even if the predictions are poor - at worst the plane will need to "boomerang", or return to Pole from AGAP without landing.

So today we finished off all our tasks, cleaned up our work area, and set about not being bored. I spent some time in the ham radio shack, started reading an English translation of the Koran, and otherwise filled in time.

Tomorrow, maybe?


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