We have had quite an unlucky streak of cancellations. The New York Air National Guard crew who fly the aircraft for day lines departed from the ice for some deserved r & r. Their southbound flight from Christchurch has been delayed a couple times. No Guard, no flight, no surveying. Also, many of our night flights have been delayed due to weather.
With all the down time I have been reading a lot. Most of the books borrowed from home I stowed in Christchurch, but fortunately the library has a wide selection, including one section just on the Antarctic. It is conveniently located on the first floor of my dorm, and run by volunteers. I very much enjoy this space. It is cozy and warm, and gusts of wind against the glass produce the only sounds in the room.