The plan for today in the high bay was to do flight simulations, so I decided to take a much needed day off as I have no role in the simulations. I found out from Facebook that CSBF launched their pathfinder balloon, a small (0.14 million cubic feet) balloon with a small GPS and telemetry instrumentation package used to verify that the winds at float altitudes are indeed circulating around the continent.
As for me, I had a lovely day off -- my first in over three weeks. I slept in for a bit, woke up, puttered around a little, slept a little more in the morning, and then went to the gerbil gym for a quick workout. After that, lunch and then a hike on the Hut Point Ridge Trail. I got a few nice pictures of some Weddell seals that were hanging out on the ice near Hut Point and some nice vistas from the Ridge Trail itself.