View of our field area from the helicopter flight between Troll Station and SANAE Station. Photo: Jon Harbor


Getting work done on the ship – planning a reconnaissance flight. Photo: Jon Harbor

iceberg outside the cabin window

View from the cabin window showing the ice shelf. Photo: Jon Harbor

We are still on the S.A. Agulhas II and wrapping up planning for sampling sites. Due to a change in wind pushing the sea ice against the ice shelf, unloading of our cargo from the ship has been delayed until the winds change. Additionally, we are waiting on clear weather for use of the helicopters for reconnaissance.

The team is making the most of the extra time by mapping, writing, and even seeing a few penguins! Everyone is in good spirits and eager to get back on the ice, after our Christmas gift exchange of course!