Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Umara Island: failed attempt

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. ( 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


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