In the first days here at Carlini station, the weather did not permit us to go out with the zodiacs - the wind was just too strong. But as soon as th the sun came out, I went for a walk around the station and was amazed, how green the island gets in the summer, when the snow had melted away.
We arrived in Jubany (Isla 25 de Mayo) on Tuesday, 15.01.2012. The temperature difference to Buenos Aires, where we started our travel, was about 25°C and the both of us directly caught a cold.
Hace dos semanas se fueron Steve y Emma. Con ellos, durante todo el mes de noviembre estuvimos trabajando para obtener testigos (tubos) de sedimentos de dos lagos de península Potter (Isla 25 de Mayo-King George Island). [English translation - see below]
Here I would like to showyou how we sample plankton and measure the hydrographic conditions in Potter Cove, King George Island, Western Antarctic Peninsula.
Muchos dependemos de la navegación y el buceo para llevar a cabo nuestras actividades. Desde que llegamos a Jubany en diciembre, entendí que el viento es uno de los mayores condicionantes a la hora de trabajar en la caleta. [blog in Spanish and English]
Good days in Jubany are the ones with less wind. Today was a reasonably good day and nearly all groups could go sampling on the boots.
We are on Jubany Station for one and a half weeks now, Christmas is over and so far we had a lot of successful sampling of water from melt water streams and of Potter Cove.
Finally, after what had seemed half an eternity, we left Marambio. The Chilean Twin took us to Frei, the Chilean Antarctic Base. The flight was really nice and short. The view from the plane was spectacular; we could see amazing icebergs, colors and shapes from the air.