An enthusiastic 9.1 Nautical Miles on Day 4

I hope all of our friends and partners in the USA had a fun Thanksgiving yesterday and were able to spend quality time with their families and friends. I did the same… spending the day with Barney, though the evening meal was not quite as grand as what I imagine was enjoyed by friends back home.

However, I must say that the dehydrated food provided by Patagonia is so much better than what we ate 30 years ago. Today we ate Wild Pink Salmon with rice. Excellent. We chose Patagonia because they believe that food can and should be a part of the solution to the environmental crisis – grown, harvested and produced in ways that restore our land, water and wildlife.

We skied an incredible and enthusiastic 9.1 nm today. The snow is still heavy but not as much as the previous days. Now that the wind picked up a little the temperature with wind chill dropped to – 20° C, so walking into a permanent head wind. I feel much more comfortable with the clothing now and have a system in place to get dressed and undressed quickly when we stop at the end of the day or start in the morning. Layers, layers layers my old friend Jumper would say!

Stay with us throughout this journey…thankfully our data partner and friends at Commvault are ensuring all the images and messages from the SPEC team in Antarctica are safe and then shared with all on our website and social media.

Have a great evening….stay warm!

Robert Swan-