Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
after walking up and down some small hills I found loads of ptarmigans. I managed to shot 10 of them and left a whole lot more for another day. on my way home I met two hare, but I left them too. no need to shot more than you can eat!
some of the birds fell down from the hills i was walking around on, so i had to walk up and down several places. that should make it the exercise of the day for me! when our neighbours come back from their trip we will have a ptarmigans dinner!
Saturday, April 26, 2008
I visisted Lapstun and Co in nyhavn. it's quite cozy at their place. nice and warm, though some snow has melted and is now dripping in the hall way and in the kitchen. if the weather is good tomorrow they will start on their ski expedition to Malmbjerget...
it has been a beautifull day with lots of sunshine!
Friday, April 25, 2008
we have some lack of sleep, due to giving weather reports at 02, 03, 04 and 0630 bothe yeasterday and this morning. ahh
Monday, April 21, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
we tried to get the bulldozer to run, but noo. after fixing and mending for some hours we gave up. the little starter engine is quite sick, so now we have 15 tons of iron and steel in our garage instead of a formiddable snow plow!
we took out the tractor and the pisten bully and continued our work of removing snow from the bridges, so that the water can run freely below the bridge when it all starts melting. a few more hours and we will have cleared the first out of two bridges.
have a nice night
Thursday, April 17, 2008
it was a bit cloudy but during the day it cleared up and the sun was shining.
we drove to the old trappers cabine at kap petersens then to the sirius cabine at kirschdalen, before crossing the fjord. from kongeborgen to holms Bugt the trip was a bit bumpy and enoying due to the hard surface. at sporvognen cabine we got some hot chocolate, before heading back home. the trip didn't take more than little over 4 hours. it wasn't like in the "old" days when I was sleding. then it would have taken 3-4 days...
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
then I did some finish on one of the inner doors in the tower. it needed some new mouldings.
since the weather was so good we decided to take 6 of the dogs fore a sledge trip. we drove via Nyhavn to Hamna and back to the station via Noret. upon arrival at the station Pablo, one of the dogs collapsed, probably due to too much work in the warm weather. after 5 min he was up and running again.
To the Washburn family. it was so nice to hear from you all. it's such a small world :0)
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
this evening my dog "Knag" was almost attacked by a giant killer rabbit. it walked around him for a long time, even when Hansi stood nearby. it sat down and ate his dog food and he didn't even care...
this morning we had light snow and cloudy weather. during the day the weather cleared up and we got nice and sunny weather with -4 degrees and no clouds.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
when we came home, Hans and Phelippe had come down from the mountain to get a shower and to write some e-mails.
on the way to Iceland it made and touch and go on the runway to drop of another package.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Today we went on another scooter expedition. this time we drove to flemming fjord via Antarctics Havn - Henrik Møllers Dal -Flexur Dal and Edderfugle Dal.
it was a 140 km trip. the weather was cloudy for the first time in almost 4 weeks. the driving conditions were quite good, some places the snow was to hard, most of the time it was great. we saw a lot of new things and had a great trip.
on coming back home I helped our neighbours to pick up some heavy stuff in Nyhavn.
afterwards I almost fell asleep in the armchair. obviously it's tyring to sit on a scooter for many hours...
I put out some more pictures
Friday, April 4, 2008
yeasterday Hansi and on a long trip on all the nearby mountains. this was way too much for my problems with heights. instead I was showeling some snow and doing my tax calculations...
today we got an plane. it was an Twin Otter from station nord. it was on its way to Iceland.
Hans, Per and Phillippe the three men from the expedition "Norfra" are staying here for the next 2-3 months. it will be a lot of fun for us...
it hasn't been snowing since the 10th of March. which is incredible. high sun and calm winds all the time. spring is definately in the air.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
yeasterday we went on our snow scooter to skeldalen and had a look on the huge valley and the 2 glaciers. spring has definately come. several palces the lakes were water filled and the river was running. it wasn't a problem to drive on the river banks. there was lots of space and snow.
today we went for a sledge trip with our dogs. it's great to be here...
on Friday we get visitors. it's hans lapstun adn 2 friends. they will be staying in one of the cottages 6 km away from us, for the next months.