The day has finally arrived. We're feeling 80% excited and 20% terrified!
Trudy came to the airport to see us off. She's in good spirits, and will be hugely missed. We will definitely be taking her support with us.
The first travel leg begins - Toronto to Frankfurt. Then tomorrow to Oslo, and then Thursday to Longyearbyen. Although you can track the weather in Longyearbyen, we will be a couple thousand kilometers north, so likely a lot colder. We have a couple of training days in Longyearbyen then, weather permitting, we will be off to Borneo- the Russian Arctic station.
Thanks to everyone for all the warm wishes and thoughts, we need them to get ourselves through the cold nights!