We are delayed indefinitely and grounded in Christchurch, New Zealand until further notice. Ed finally arrived, as did other members of the McMurdo LTER, Ross Virgina (Dartmouth College) and Jeb Barrett (Virginia Tech). While New Zealand in summer is a nice place to visit, we are worried that we are losing time in Antarctica and will not get all of our work done in time. We are taking the opportunity while in Christchurch to get some work done, so that when we finally get to McMurdo we can hit the ground running.

New Zealand in summer

Working in the Windsor

Dinner at the Dux