|Twilight colors at Arrival Heights, with Erebus in the background|
This week was very eventful, hopefully the most eventful of the winter. Most of the excitement was related to CTBT. On Tuesday morning I got an email from the grantees that one of the vaults out at Windless Bight had gone down and they weren't receiving data from it. I spent most of the rest of the day organizing transportation out to the site and getting everything together. Since this is one of the few opportunities to get off station during the winter, the folks in admin also organized for a couple of stewards to along with David and I as a boondoggle.
The drive out to Windless Bight is about two hours and we started out in the dark, and we were able to watch the colors change as we got to the brightest part of the day. It was about -40 when we got to the site and started working.
|The vault that stopped transmitting data out at Windless Bight|
|Marci and Will, our two boondogglers, hanging out in the cold|
|Getting out of the PB at Windless Bight|
Wednesday night was trivia night, so I hung out at Gallagher's with the Flaming Mangos and ate a burger somewhere other than the galley.
|Teams getting ready to play trivia|
|Computers still work at -40, but not very well.|
|Jason and Kristy at the vault.|
|David frowning at the error light.|
|Looking back towards town. That is a lot of wide open space between us and them.|
|Looking out the PB window. You can see the lights of the Challenger in the distance.|
|Jay and Kevin came and rescued us with the Challenger.|
|The magic carpet behind the Challenger|
|The PB in position for a magic carpet ride.|
|Getting ready to go.|
|Nap time on the ride home|
After all that, Friday was pretty quiet, and lead into our two-day weekend for May, which I'm celebrating by playing guitar and watching Game of Thrones with friends.