Jay (brian1789) wrote,

Charging ahead :)

Well, that went well...

We left Resolute after lunch, arrived on Devon Island around 2:30pm, and got to work... unpacking, sorting, greeting friends and colleagues. I gave compilerbitch a different satellite meter ($12 from Amazon, instead of the $550 Birddog) and she had lock on Anik F2 in less than an hour and we had net access in camp before dinner. We now have reasonably good throughput on data, plus VHF safety radios that worked well to the Haughton River Valley yesterday. All on a relative shoestring, and all paid for by my project, this year.

And when offered the use of the yellow Humvee and three guys to help move our gear and set up the big dome tent down in the crater on Drill Hill, I jumped at it... leaving my own personal tent to deal with after dinner. Six of us got the (repaired) big dome tent up, and the drill and support equipment delivered before dinner.

And then there was a belated joint birthday cake after dinner, made by JC (who is our camp cook this year).

All around, we charged ahead today and are not only back on track, we're a day or so ahead of plan. :-)

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