Monday, November 28, 2005

New people arrive

The Clipper Adventurer was the first non-NSF vessel since 1997 to be allowed to dock at the pier at Palmer station.  We have been expecting our scientists and other staff for three weeks, but somehow the ice thought it was a good idea to build up all night and then into the next morning.  All spawned by the retched northern winds.  The ice makes it impossible to get our Zodiacs out to receive our most precious passengers that have crossed the Drake Passage three times in a row.  Therefore the Clipper was not surprised that the head of NSF had no objections to allowing his boat to tie up at our pier.  Everyone was totally impressed by this ships agility and speed of taking port.  Our new people are here!

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