Rest Day

Our Twin Otter flight back to Scott Base was cancelled in the early morning.

Since the science part is done, we enjoyed a sleep in until lunchtime. As the sun came out from behind the clouds it became quite toasty in our tent.

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We are sleeping on three mats with a sheepskin rug on top. Also we have four ‘nested’ sleeping bags; a cotton outer bag to protect from snow, a synthetic sleeping bag with a down sleeping bag inside it to keep us warm and a fleece liner to protect against smelly scientists. We are using our jackets as pillows which hide the block of chocolate underneath.

It takes about half an hour every morning to wiggle out of the sleep kit and into the polar clothing. Better not leave your boots outside otherwise they might be frozen and filled with snow.

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