Day 34: 3 February 2019. 

Fog, low cloud, winds gusting to 25 knots.   Nonetheless twice the plane took off from Punta Arenas and twice it had to put back with technical difficulties.   We are now becoming seriously concerned.  Tomorrow’s weather also does not bode well and, with no end in sight, it feels a bit as if we are swimming in glue.

During the day some of our scientists went ashore for a tour of the scientific facilities at the Chilean base and we hosted visits from the Chilean Antarctic Institute and representatives from Bellingshausen, the Russian base on the Island.

Noon Position:  62  12.200  S,   058  55.703  W

Mensun Bound (Director of Exploration)

Noon Position:   62  12.200  S,   058  55.703  W