Day 3 on the ice

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6 September 2006

Day 3, Tara Arctic ice camp, the work continues in the land of the midnight sun. With the chance of settled weather conditions we have progressed well in the preparation of Tara and the installation of the camp in the last two days.

Romain and Bernard continue to distribute fuel drums and prepare the helicopter landing pad, the two Herves have successfully installed and tested the CTD sound, and Etienne, Nico and I removed one rudder today. This was not a simple task, but a job critical for the winter preparation. To undertake this maneuver we had to redistribute the load of the boat forward in order to avoid taking on water through the rudder holes. Circulating amongst this hive of activity are Ben, Francis and the film crew who continue to capture all of the action.

Grant