|The sign we made for our office down here - it's the counterpart to " 'Lil Antarctica " back at BU.|
We took the time to set up our individual sleeping packs. Each pack contains a wooden cot with a canvas mattress, a foam mat for keeping in warmth, a thermorest (small taut air mattress), a large Wiggle Bear sleeping bag (I chose fleecy), and a pillow. All of these things will combine to keep us warm, and comfortable in the field... hopefully they work! Also contained in our sleeping packs are our individual eating utensils. We each received a mug, plate, bowl, fork, knife, and spoon. The rest of the kitchen supplies were packed away into the kitchen crate. It should be very interesting to see what kind of meals we will create with such minimal supplies!
|The door to our "cage". Purple is for biology, and yellow is for geology.|
|Inside the cage after some serious organization. All the tubs are for human waste...yayy.|
|My sleeping kit, nice and saw-dusty.|
|Drew and me failing at putting together a sleeping cot.|
After that, we ate our dinner at the Galley, and had some "free time". Nat and I spent ours doing laundry and making ourselves at home in our new dorm room. Soon though, we had to meet back up with Drew to decide what food we would be taking into the field with us, a surprisingly long process. (I triumphed in the end with the addition of a few bags of frozen peas... my favorite!) By the time we finished it was nearly 10:30 and time for bed.
|Natalie and I setting up our dorm room... it's even smaller than Towers!|
|The view from behind Crary, the scientific lab building.|
|New arrivals trekking over to the people mover.|
|Mactown at night.|
|The other "MGH".|
|View from across the sound of our first field site, Mt. Discovery.|
Although even though we've already gotten a lot of work done, there is still quite a lot more to go. Let the meetings begin!