14 May 2010: Day 10 Status Update
The Northwest Passage Drive Expedition is currently a few miles away from the coast of Devon Island; they are resting on solid sea ice with the Moon-1 Humvee. The crew has been performing maintenance on the vehicle; needed because yesterday's crossing of the rough sea ice and heavy snowfalls was hard on the vehicle. Dr. Pascal Lee has sent John Schutt and Jesse Weaver on two snowmobiles to the HMP research station in order to get spare parts from the Mars-1 Humvee that is currently at HMPRS. Jesse and John will be staying overnight at HMPRS and will be driving back on their snowmobiles to the Moon-1 Humvee tomorrow, May 15th. The plan is to fix the Moon-1 Humvee and continue on their way.
The crew is doing well and busying themselves with route planning for the next day and opportunistic science.