13 March 2018
Base E Conservation Team
Suddenly, it's almost the end. It's been a big day here, as in preparation for our departure on Friday or Saturday this week, we took down the Weatherhaven tent, which had been our main shelter for the last couple of months. Why so early to take it down? The forecast for the next couple of days is for high winds, and it takes a lot of time to pack and move everything across the island to depot it ready for collection by the HMS Protector (British Naval vessel). It took all five of us to hold onto the heavy tent covering in the moderate breeze, and safely pack it away. Then the support poles come down, and finally the plywood floor panels are disassembled and sledged across the snowy front lawn to the beach. After several weeks in a living room with no windows, it was really quite lovely to see the view between the tent poles as we worked!