Sun : 12 hours per day

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20 March 2007

We are now experiencing permanent daytime with the sun above the horizon more than 12 hours per day. This light makes our work a lot easier as we prepare for a the month of April and the arrival of Etienne Bourgois, Tara management, 20 scientists, journalists.

As our ice camp takes shape Tara is starting to resemble a small ski resort. One of our big jobs in the coming weeks is the levelling of a runway on the ice. Travelling the 1-2 km to this area of ice is a lot more efficient by ski and certainly more enjoyable for Tiksi, who is now learning to pull using a harness. Showing bounding enthusiasm and the unstoppable strength of a Siberian husky one can clearly see that he is in his element in the High Arctic.

Grant