Days remain busy since the avalanche and the long skidoo trip back from the Fishing Derby. More than 10 hours. We even managed to get stuck in the slush for two hours between the village and the boat, at 2 in the morning... The award ceremony was an opportunity to thank all those who helped us out of the avalanche.
On May 21st, the weather is perfect to explore and measure the ice thickness around the ice island, with Christian and Jaypootie, 40km south-east of Vagabond. We sailed nearby early October with Vagabond, returning from Greenland. On May 23rd, a hunter who followed our track finds that a huge chunk already covered our snowmobiles tracks!
Before leaving, Christian gives me a new "icemeter" and a drone to do more measurements and observations during the melt period.
Meanwhile, planes hardly land in Qikiqtarjuaq (bad weather and technical problems), and GreenEdge mission is reaching a peak: 26 of us are going out for a picnic on May 24th!
At the ice camp, we welcome students on May 26th and 28th, just before the great end-of-year school party.