9 hours on sea ice, this is the first effective fieldwork day for Takuvik. Wonderful sunny Saturday, the whole family is out. The weather mast is set up, the auger doesn't want to drill, but after a few hours at the hamlet's workshop and some modifications later, holes are done and the ADCP (current meter) stores its data underwater, as well as the thermistor chains through the ice. A tripod, strange metallic animal, is waiting to support the CTD. The corer has trouble to deliver its first ice core, but it works better after a few adjustments... So goes the trial period.
Not far from us, others are diving to collect clams, or searching for seals. Everybody is busy on the great white ocean!