José Xavier e Ricardo Matias, 24 NOV 2019, Antártida
No dia seguinte, já com outro dia de sol, fomos ajudar em terra a remover neve, a transportar alimentos e equipamento, que fez o tempo voar. Com toda a gente a ajudar, tudo se consegue mais rapidamente. Foi bom estar em terra firme novamente, mesmo que tenha sido apenas por umas horas...
E sim, as reuniões diárias sobre ciência continuam, sempre com o intuito de definir detalhes sobre os trabalhos científicos a realizar, além de termos as mais recentes notícias sobre a agenda logística.
You will always remember the first time you arrive in Antarctica. It is certainly a feeling of discovery that explorers like Fernão de Magalhães, Ernest Shackleton or James Cook had in their times…I have certainly felt it! The air starts to get colder, the first icebergs, the first Antarctic penguins. Re-living these sensations with someone that is experiencing Antarctica for the first time is very gratifying, as it reminds me of my first time, in 1999. I heard Ricardo Matias saying “Look at the black-browed albatross!!!” or Roberta Johnson (our Australia colleague) expressing her feelings about an iceberg “This one is beautiful!!!” As I have seen plenty of them, my excitement was initially more contained, but it reminded me how important is to keep those eyes of curiosity wide open and avoid falling into the trap of experiences of the past. Every little experience here will make this expedition unique, with memories for the rest of our lives…so, if there is anything happening, everyone is there to witness it J
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