So, we are officially delayed and the mess with missed connections is on. For a while the planning pointed towards flying out yesterday, but that got cancelled.
Now we are scheduled to leave tomorrow (Monday) at noon. For the first time it actually seems like a realistic option as the storm has finally settled. Needless to say we are ready to go. The landing strip ski-way has been inspected and miraculously all the black plastic bags filled with snow marking the ski-way were still in place and the snow surface is flatter than ever. If only the visibility remains fair and the horizon stays clear we could get out – at least to Troll.
The jump from Troll to Cape Town has gotten an interesting twist. Our flight on that stretch was scheduled for Wednesday. However, there are six free seats on an earlier flight that we can use. It’s only a few hours in between the connections so everything has to run on time in order for that to happen. And you might wonder how to decide who gets to go on the early flight and who has to stay back. Well, we had a meeting about it and thanks to the great generousity of five amongst us we found a solution without much discussion.
It has to be said, this expedition has been Zen!