Day 50: The Sun and its Antics
East wind 10 mph, no direct sun but occasionally we could see our shadow. Morning sastrugi: rough, afternoon sastrugi: moderate along with flat light.
It was a cold day, but by keeping moving we stayed warm. The wind was behind us, which made our goggles fog. We switched leads every hour, so the day went by pretty fast.
The Sun is up to it's antics again, appearing a great deal larger than it usually is. Thank goodness for the GPS, because using a sextant would get you nowhere. The stars are not visible and the sun is not always where it seems.
Jenny putting blocks of snow into the vestibule.
Every evening before retiring into the tent, Jenny chops blocks of snow and stacks them in the vestibule where they will be handy. These are our water supply.
Melting the ice out of our boots.
If you had made a map of our progress according to the ten inch line, (see previous updates) we are now half way between 88 and 89 degrees, with 102 miles remaining.
Evening camp: S 88° 29.933' W 85 17.707'
Today's mileage: 12.0
Altitude: 8970 ft., Temperature: -20C