Wednesday, November 16, 2005
No LMG for us!
Sorry for that pause. We had a very busy day with a new experiment (which I will explain in a comment for those of you who would like to read it). We also had some issues with the LMG (Lawrence M. Gould). The ship, bringing new people, much needed gear, freshies, mail, and not to forget to mention to bring home all of the people that are scheduled to get back to their lives, could not push its way through. The LMG was short one engine and the ice is abnormally thick. So the administration here got to work on alternatives to receive our gear and return our people. This made for a very busy and distracting day, every hour or so an announcement would come over the “all call” saying “We have found a cruise ship in the area, we are trying to contact them and see if they can help.” These type of updates continued all day until finally the LMG had worked its way out of the ice and was back in open water. This opened the scheme of alternatives up much wider. Now the plan was to ask the British base at Rothera to fly our team and good out to King Georges Island and meet up with the LMG to bring back personnel and our most important selection of our gear. We are still waiting to find out what is going to happen… 1600 this evening.