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It's 10pm, less then 48 hours for the journey to begin!!!
As usual, at work (doing some planning management at
I guess, that by this time most of them didn’t even imagine what I intended to do, namely, sticking on a cold (-10 to -20ºC was my believe) dark place, waiting, for hours, that some lights decided to appear in the sky above!!! And for what’s best, with good chances of not seeing anything!!! If they knew this, then more people would take me for nuts for sure, cause they didn’t knew this, they were only doubting if I wasn’t nuts :-D
About these doubtful thoughts, there is also the fact that I was going to
By this time I think I got everything under control, although still missing final preparations and don’t know how the hell I’m going to put all the stuff I have in 2 bags… but that’s something to worry on Friday (the 7th). Forecasts are still nasty, although the local photographer as told me that he doesn’t give much credit on them, cause they only measure the magnetic field and fail a lot, I’m not convinced (at all) that he might be right…
Today came the confirmation from NL (another friend at work, not northern lights :-), that she is going to lend me her mobile phone, she even borrowed another phone, from another friend of her, so she could lend me hers :-). She have this phone with wireless internet access, which might be helpful in case I’m on places with wireless lan (free of charge, of course)!!!
So looking at what I got borrowed, I do think I set up an EGF-Team Embassy to the arctic!!! Naming:
This mobile phone from NL; the photo equipment from FS (which also included two other lens, one of them an expensive and heavy Canon 10-22 wide-angle zoom lens that I intended to try out); and also the trekking equipment (warm cloths, portable spotlight and also a backpack) from CR - this guy liked the idea (the first one I met) of going on this quest, and almost agreed on coming, but unfortunately he already had spent his annual budget on his two weeks vacation in Scotland (where he also climbed the Ben Nevis).
:-) Still… the more friends you got, the more you can achieve :-)
Where did I heard this?... :-D