Yesterday was a sad day. 5 people left camp on the flight that arrived after lunch.....including Anaïs. Anaïs was also in kind of a hybrid role down here (kind of like me). She worked part time as the operating supervisor to the core handlers, and the other half of her time taking temperature measurements down the WDC05A ice core borehole. (for her research). Everyone here loved working with her and was sad she left. Luckily, her family flew all the way from France to meet her for some vacation in New Zealand, so I'm sure she'll have a great time there.
Not much else going on here. I'm now scheduled to leave WAIS for McMurdo next thursday or friday....and the rest of the core handlers are scheduled to head out the following monday and wednesday. A lot of people are starting to talk about what needs to happen to break down camp and people are getting a little bummed out that it's almost over.
Helping Huw (Penn State) out with a seismic survey