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During the helicopter trip between Troll and SANAE research stations, we had a view of our field area. Photo: Jon Harbor
On the ship we got a lot of work done, like planning a reconnaissance flight. Photo: Jon Harbor
Shelf requirements are visible from the cabin window. Photo: Jon Harbor
We are still on the SA Agulhas II and wrapping up planning for sampling sites. Due to a change in wind pushing the sea ice against the ice shelf, unloading of our cargo from the ship has been delayed until the winds change. Additionally, we are waiting for clear weather for use of the helicopters for reconnaissance.
The team is making the most of the extra time by mapping, writing, and even seeing a few penguins! Everyone is in good spirits and eager to get back on the ice, after our Christmas gift exchange of course!