Located approximately 1 hour via Hägglund from Casey Station sits Robinson Ridge, our first sampling site.
Direct from the field hut logbook ~ a la Dan Wilkins:
Ferrari project arrives to resample the long anticipated soil biodiversity transect. Whoever thought that 300m could seem so long? Perfect conditions for sampling. Warm day, 0/8 cloud, winds less than 5 knots. Team cracked on to 10:30pm sampling, then returned to hut for wine and cheese dinner.
Ferrari project had brilliant conditions yet again, transect sampling complete by 6:50pm. Retired to hut for wine and veg tajine, then walked down to water. No whales. No seals. Lovely though. First timers most impressed.
Ferrari project unable to depart until 2nd Häg arrives from station so that we can comply with new SOP’s —> NO NAUGHTY EXPEDITIONERS ARE ALLOWED IN THE REAR OF THE HÄG. Anticipated departure close to lunch.