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Getting out in the field early

Yesterday we finally managed to get out in the field early, leaving town already at 10:30 in the morning (there is always a lot to prepare before going out in the field). The logistics person on watch was very happy to see us leave early, thinking that this would mean we would come back early as well, allowing him to sleep at night as we have to call him on the radio when we return to town. Well, that didn’t quite work out. We hauled a lot of equipment around on the glacier, particularly a 11 kg propan bottle is worth mentioning here. I took loads of pictures, just to realize that I forgot to put the SD card back into my camera. The lake level increase slowed down a bit and we managed to install one pressure sensor in the big moulin, take more water and snow samples, do another laser scan and finish installing our timelapse cameras up there. Now we have 18 cameras watching the lake from different angles. No more privacy up there! We finished up and left the cosy cabin at 22:30 to head back to town. Turned out we had a little anchorage problem with our boat being completely grounded, solved that by rerouting a river to go under the boat to get it loose again. Then loads of ice in the water and tricky swell and we finally made it home at 3:30 in the morning. So much about leaving early and coming home early. Another attempt tomorrow. Still a lot of installations to do.