June 31, 2015.
Today we made an attempt to get to the Umara Island. It has a large sea bird colony and one of the most remarkable Steller’s Sea Eagle nests. 100% accessible. A rare find. (http://potapov-nature.com/sse/original/File0016.jpg). We set off for a half day, knowing that there might be some rain.
Indeed we were hit by a rain wall some 20 minutes after our departure. We came back to the ranger’s station totally wet and defeated: I had to turn back when the island was just 2 km away, but the visibility decreased to just 50 m. No point to continue….
Damage report: crew soaking wet, broken case for the quadrocopter. Serious repair needed. No damage to the equipment