My head is all over the place, I have no idea if this post is even going to make sense, but here we go.
We worked a juvenile the other day, managed to start working on her in the onion, and then the weather changed so drastically that we had to abandon ship. Our Big Reds got flew out from underneath our onion were dropped tens of feet away from the onion and flew across the sea ice. Team members were running everywhere attempting to catch gear that was flying away and trying to help hold down the onion. Some of the giant medal rods of the onion were bent in from the force of the wind, despite being anchored at the base and with additional lines.
Since then I’ve been attempting to continue to build models. I’ve been extremely antsy the last few days, pretty sure it’s from the lack of spending almost every day on the sea ice, and from getting a bit of cabin fever. When I left home I could go outside and take a walk and see greenery, go to the beach and go surfing, I haven’t seen any greenery, waves, or darkness/stars in weeks. The pups will finally be at an age that we can work with them next week. Monday is the big day. We have to make sure we have enough gear to hit the ground running and get as many tags out as possible. Which means this weekend is much more open in terms of what we want to do, there are possible recoveries, scouting for pups, snapping of thermal images, and trying to sneak in some fun and possibly checking out Discovery Hut. Discovery Hut is here in town and is a historical hut that was constructed by Robert Falcon Scott in 1902.
We tagged a beautiful female today. Photogrammetry went flawlessly, and now my brain is fried and I am exhausted. Calling it quits for the day.