The Waiting Game
After waking up at 4am this morning – uncertain if I can claim that as jet lag or if it merely a result of long term conditioning of trying to study while working and doing all night calls. I suspect the latter.
Weather in Anchorage was warm and clear skies until 10:00 this morning, which is about the time all the light aircraft were preparing to pick up passengers and fly out to the restart in Willow or further down the trail. The mist that moved in has put paid to flights for now.
The first check point that I am due to work at is Yetna:
(picture compliments of http://www.adn.com).
Most of the teams should have passed through the checkpoint with a few hours so it will be a fast and busy checkpoint.
In the interim, while we hurry up and wait in an all to familiar routine of not becoming inpatient while at the mercy of the weather, some reading time and bonding with my books is indicated.
Sebastian is in Willow for the restart: http://iditarod.com/musher/race-day/