20 chicks are waiting for the rain and drizzle to stop
so Stopover #1 can dry out!
the drizzle continues; no flying! The
cranes' travel pen was all dry when the team set it up. Then the
record rainfall of the last few days turned it into a wet pen.
delights the Class of 2009 because cranes love to stand in water.
But all the rain created problems besides delaying departure.
Much of the Stopover#1 area is a very
soggy bog. The
the ultralights' runway is underwater.
the ground that is not underwater is so saturated that Joe,
Heather, and Chris couldn't get the camera trailer into position.
(We likely won't be able to see CraneCam views from this location.)
is Sunday — your day off!