Saturday, March 7, 2009
Today at supper, I sat with Cristen, Felicia, Rodica (all from UofT) and two pilots. The girls and I of course feel as though we've come to the ends of the Earth on a Grand Awesome Adventure. And we have. It's pretty darn neat up here and it's pretty different from anywhere I've ever been before. Only thing is, for many of the people currently staying in Eureka, this is not the end of the line by any means.
The pilots are working for the next two weeks doing two runs per day bringing supplies up to Ward Hunt Island. These supplies are all sorts of things (barrels of diesel and gas, tents, etc. ) for people who are going to go to the North Pole! Some of them are skiing or walking there. And one of them is going completely on her own.
The walk I took to the ridge opposite the lab today somehow seems minute in comparison... but it was a great walk! I like it here.