June 9, 2019
Despite the overcast and somewhat windy conditions, the ice bar in front of main dome was open for happy hour.
Saturday it was overcast and temperatures went up to -4°C for the first time this season. Camp was visited by four birds, of which two were geese, that all moved on after an EGRIP pit-stop. Unfortunately, wind picked up Saturday night, so the planned outdoor barbeque had to be moved indoor. Ice bar and ball game, however, took place outside as planned. Dinner involved many cooks including Mori (Japanese stew), AK and Lucas (salads), Matthias (grilled meat) and Søren (dessert ‘fødselsdagsvandbakkelser’). Saturday, the MAGPIE team made a third 100 km leg to the SE, setting up two more stations at 50 km and 100 km distance. The deep drilling appears to be back on track after the skates had been sharpened. Penetration is fast, but there has been a few hard core breaks (1.8 tons). Most of the weekend has been spent filtering the hole. We hope for a normal, full production week starting tomorrow.
Sunday evening we watched the Dansgaard GRIP movie and the Camp Century construction movie, just to get in the right mood.
What we did today:
EGRIP population is 24. EGRIP average age is 37 years.
Weather: Saturday overcast and warm. Temp. -4°C to -13°C. Wind: 4 kt to 10 kt from W and SW. Sunday mostly sunny with some high clouds passing by. Temp. -5°C to -12°C. Wind: 3 kt to 18 kt from SW.
FL, Anders Svensson
RUN – RUN –RUN! This popular kid’s ball game provided good pre-dinner running exercise.