Day 59–That was just a drill

January 2, 2012 3:00pm

January 2, 2012

S84°08.345 E055°00.244

Elevation 11455 feet

After spending too much time in the tent in dead calm weather, your judgment can be impaired. Any sign of wind looks like a ticket out, but that isn’t always the case as we found out today. A mild flutter animated the side of the tent, and this we took as a divine sign to pack up the tent go. By the time the kite lines were laid out, no amount of tugging would lift the sail into the sky. We were marooned again. We set up the tent a mere ten feet from its prior location, and set up house again. This was just a drill.

The forecast calls for wind tomorrow, however. Through the day, small signs alluded to that, including a mild but persistent flutter of the tent. Marc’s wind model suggests twenty four hours of consistent winds building in the night. As it is, at 23:30, I can hear it outside. By early morning, it is meant to be on. We will ride it as long as we can stand. This could be a long day. Off to bed now.

3 Responses to “Day 59–That was just a drill”

  1. Simone Hohnhorst says:

    My thoughts are with you, Sebastian and Eric! Hoping for a successful day today, that takes you a lot closer to the pole!
    Stay safe!

  2. Daniela maselli says:

    Great to hear from you again! Keep the faith! Better winds and best luck!

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