Expedition update: Day 39

87.4ºS, 24.15km covered

Was on track to be a longer, 14nautical mile day in decent conditions, but there was a delay for some kit to be airdropped. 

Which is something I’d quite like to have seen – someone lobbing a pair of ski boots (not for Lucy) out of the open window of a twin otter in a low altitude fly-by.

As seems to be normal for ALE, any supply drop means bonus food, in this case grapes and some bread from the base at Union Glacier. Today’s looking like a low-vis day so will be a hard one for the gang.