Why does it always rain on me?

“Dreich” may be a word of old Scots origin (see: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Dreich%20(Old%20Scots%20origin)), however we feel that it transcends linguistic boundaries and is best placed to describe the conditions encountered today. Not to be discouraged, we set about making the best of our situation and ended up being thoroughly productive. Brice and Matteo mapped the clearest set of moraine ridges yet seen on this trip and collected rock samples for cosmogenic dating. Meanwhile, Kevin and Ed tested the waterproofing of their field gear (unsuccessfully) whilst retrieving a sequence that probably contains the Saksunarvatn tephra horizon, providing a dating control for investigating the palaeoclimate of these islands. After our evening meal, whisky was taken, and a lively discussion ensued regarding which team has the most fun during field work. Tomorrow we look forward to presenting our work to a group of local earth and environmental scientists called “GAIA Føroyar”. The question is – should our keynote speakers wear shorts or jeans?

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