M is for: maps, merriment, and musk ox

Today we took a well-deserved break from the field and began some data analysis and map drawing. It was nice to spend some time indoors as we watched the blizzardy conditions close in on the station.

There was a real treat in store for us at tea time as Ole – the chief scientist of Arctic Station – had invited all of the research groups to a dinner party. Each group brought one of the four courses. We had a fantastic mixture of Greenlandic caviar, onion soup (homemade by Ole, who is a fantastic chef!), musk ox-stuffed vine leaves (again, Ole is a real maestro in the kitchen!), roast musk ox, vegetables and home made ice cream. Fabulous food with fabulous company. Many of the other researchers were to be leaving in the morning, and so this was a great send off!

Researchers enjoying some Greenlandic (and some not so Greenlandic) delights
Researchers enjoying some Greenlandic (and some not so Greenlandic) delights
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