Yesterday was a day full of boating and cooking. We picked up the happy campers and dropped off Katie, Tommy and Matt H for their holidays. We also dropped off three people to work the rat boxes at the Greene. Then it was back to station to do scrub out, some RIB repairs, start making 20 more rat bait boxes and cook. I made boneless lamb loin marinaded in oregano, pepper, chilli flakes cooked to medium rare and then glazed with a balsalmic, garlic, red wine reduction. Served with mixed veg, creamed spinach and basmati rice. This was followed by sponge cake (chocolate chip or cherry) with custard.
Today it was a stunning day with flat calm, blue skis and no wind that changed around 1pm but we had already been out to Brown Mountain.
The scree going up Brown….
Alastair, Andy and Sam went ahead I then ran to meet them at hydro dam we walked up to the summit of Brown and took many pictures before I continued on the marathon route running while they headed down the way we came up.
The way down at the end – 1/2 marathon route
I got to the lake before them so went for a swim which they joined me in. A tad chilly but also oddly refreshing.
Back to base for midday for a photo shoot. Matt Boat wanted us to get dressed in Orange in support of indepdent lifeboats in the UK. So I sprayed orange paint in my hair! Don’t worry it washed out afterwards.
The wind got up so instead of heading to Maiviken I spent the afternoon in the chippy shop finishing rat boxes and starting my second wind chime made from glacier poles (more later on that) and did a little more RIB repair. I am procrastinating as I need to do my tax return but cant really face it!
Sam is in the kitchen with Alastair making a Thai feast for saturday night dinner of fishcakes for starters than green curry, crispy beef etc. 25 for dinner tonight so I might go and see what I can do to help out.