Day 12 - The wind came out to play
We had a great night in our igloo last night, the three of us. Unfortunately, David just did not quite fit. His toes poked out the end somewhat and despite several attempts at repositioning, he eventually had to retreat to the tent; a design criteria we shall bear in mind when building our next one.
Today we have had a very good day – the two single best features being wind and successful kiting. This morning we were in a complete white out for the first two hours, though excitingly we were treated to winds of 20km per hour. Visibility was only 60m ahead, but we all kited together for a few hours (keeping sight of Charlie this time, because we don`t really want to lose him and his hidden healing talents) and everything came together perfectly; it was great. We used our 5 and 6 metre line kites, the small ones, and had a fantastic time. Thank you very much, Ozone! We crossed the whole of the ice cap from west to east until we were no longer with the wind and had to revert to walking. Cynan still isn`t finding the walking part much fun.
Mike, thank you for your phone call and concern for our body temperature. Whilst it has been utterly freezing for days now, we are exceedingly happy to report that, kiting today, we were for the first time really pleasantly warm in all our gear. It was an extremely enjoyable feeling and we’re still warmer now than before.
On a similar theme, the quote of the day has to be attributed to Dan. Before…