Friday, though, saw the influx of some new people, as I mentioned. Six more inmates were shipped in, including the Halley VI project manager, a new sparky, and...well, I haven't found out yet about the others. They came in on the same "Nice try, Lao Che!" plane that we did; but from the other side - Capetown to Novo (Russian base) to Troll (Norwegian) to here. And the same crew, out of the 'Shwa (Oshawa, ON, Canadia).
They came bearing a few gifts - for me, a set of radar reflectors, some new GPS equipment, cables, a camera battery charger (which I neglected to pack first time around), and some maple syrup. This is all stuff I packed myself in September, except the charger. Nice to see it again, though.
As they were a bit spaced out upon landing - a feeling I can understand - I didn't see too much of them on Friday. But yesterday, they all made it out to the bar, for a good night. After a few ports, I was busy convincing many of the winterers that they should look into island real estate in Nova Scotia. Not sure why, really, but it is pretty cheap.
Also, the dawn of Saturday morning revealed a clear crisp day to go do another rosette site, so we did. (And I should air-quote "dawn", as the sun certainly never left the sky all night!) But, now that you're all rosette experts, there's not much need to talk about it. I did take a picture, though; this time, it has my noble steed in it as well:
After that, things manked up quite a bit, and we lost visibility. Pity, as I was going to show off the vehicles in this blog entry. Maybe the next one.
And, what the hell, let's throw in another penguin picture, since things are slow at the moment.