Workshop workers from Local 2525 will be returning to the Pole this morning from their trip to Australia to view the solar eclipse.
I spoke with union president Gene Cransin this morning via satellite phone and he said that the trip was a great way for the team to do some bonding and relax for the upcoming holiday season. He would like to plan more trips after the holiday season.
This has been the first time in elf history that a team has gone to the southern hemisphere to view a solar eclipse. The elves had were able to take the entire floor of a hotel in Cairns, Australia this year which left them able to sneak up to the roof of the building to view the eclipse.
Their arrival will be at approximately 2:00 p.m. today. We will be transferring the power grid over to the transportation station at about 1:50 p.m. The transfer should last approximately 15 minutes since there are so many to come back to the Pole.
You can read more about the rare full solar eclipse here.
- Jester Pinesworth
Office of Elf Relations