Dear Diary, since the new year I've been plodding along with my work- plans for Greenland are finally setting in so that's exciting, but it means I now need to put my head down and focus on what I actually want to do out in the field. (Un)fortunately, our chosen site for this field season is in Southern Greenland and we'll be setting up base in a small town, so there won't be any hungry polar bears to keep us warm. Though there is a tiny weeny chance that if the pack ice is close to shore they could wonder onto land, though it's unlikely they'll go into the town- if I am to (un)fortunately bump into one it'll be up on the glacier itself. Also to my fellow friends and family who heard about my Svalbard stunt involving pulling a metal pin from a live socket, which might I say was rather electrifying(!), I will not be performing it again so rest assured.
You can catch a glimpse of my secret field site's airport through the clouds. Looks promising, though I'm guessing there are loads of mosquitoes. Ignoring the rather erratic bedrock of the area, it's perfect for glaciology. There's a land terminating glacier (which I'll be working on) which drains into the sea with a large pro-glacial area for me to study, and now here's the best bit, there's also another land terminating glacier which calves into a lake causing outburst floods in the summer. Icebergs and rapid floods, sounds awesome! >=]