Hello everyone down South,
As it is all too often the case on expeditions, especially ones to remote places such as the North Pole, “hurry-up and wait” is sometimes the name of the game.
After the hectic preparations of the past two days, our sleds were finally all packed-up and ready to leave this morning, and we waited, all dressed-up, for the Pilots’ green light… which came quite late, in a kind of shy way. Then when we got dressed again, and loaded the sleds in the van, conditions deteriorated further, and the pilots asked us if we didn’t mind postponing until tomorrow.
Yes, it is a race against time since Barneo shuts down around April 26th, but Lonnie, Stuart and I have no choice but to wait-out the weather.
Our sleds are now at the airport, along with our skis, but we will stay the night here at South Camp Inn where Ozzie and Randy, and the rest of the team is taking good care of us, in the hope of flying out tomorrow.
Lonnie now has a bug similar to the one I had a couple of days ago, and another night in the comfort of a roof and heating will do him good.
Fingers crossed for Lonnie, and the weather.
Meanwhile, I will try to turn this negative into a positive by nursing my own stomach bug, and getting much needed rest before we set off.
And although it is a race against time, this is a long drawn-out race, and I am confident that we will make-up for the lost time in due course.
Warm regards from a windy and cold Resolute Bay – Nunavut – Canada