Tuesday, December 23, 2008

North Slope news: 23 Dec. 2008

Got phone message from Cameron today at 3:47pm AST. Flying didn't work today. The wind was perfect but coming from the wrong direction in relation to a small bluff which Cameron has been trying to use as a launching point.

The boys saw two new cracks in the sea ice on Iko Bay today. When they leave Iko Bay on the 27th, they'll do so when there's light in the sky in order to to see these cracks clearly and avoid falling in.

They saw the footprints of an Arctic fox today, and the scat of a large unknown animal.

Cameron described the sky and the horizon as spectacular: They saw an Aurora last night, and even the clouds seem to be of various colors of red, green, and copperish tones. The stars in the sky are also a wonder to behold.

At one point they thought they saw a group of people on snow machines (snow mobiles) coming their way, but it turned out to be a mirage.

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