Today is good Friday, so I got ready for church as usual. Well, maybe not quite as usual! I got out my scooter suit, maps, avalanche beacon, and rifle before heading out for the day! Evind, Jone, Seljie, and I went 40 km by scooter to a place called Vindodden. In Norwegian, Vindodden means “Wind Point”. It certainly lived up to it’s name. Fortunately, I stayed quite warm under all of the clothing I was wearing.
The priest and staff did a beautiful job with the service. It was certainly a Good Friday to remember.
During the past week, our class spent each day operating the European Incoherent SCATter radar on Svalbard. This instrument measures parameters of the upper atmosphere. We also got to visit SPEAR and run a coordinated experiment with them. SPEAR is an ionospheric heating facility, designed to excite wave and instabilities in the upper atmosphere.
A few of my friends made this ski jump on the road just below mine 2! We found a few shipping palettes to burn in a bonfire and spent the night flying through the air.