Six weeks have gone by since I arrived in Cape Verde but it feels like six months! It has been hard graft since Day 1: a steep learning curve, a test of patience and perseverance, and many sleepless nights. Was it worth it? Yes of course. The NCAS mobile radar operated successfully and continuously for 4 weeks and as a result we now have a very unique and exciting dataset. We finished preparing the radar for shipping yesterday and it is now sat at the port waiting for boat to arrive. It should leave Cape Verde around 6th September, arriving Portugal two weeks later, then onwards to the manufacturer in Germany for some maintenance before finally arriving back in Leeds mid-October. In the meantime I will be taking a well-earned holiday and regaining some energy in order to start planning the next deployment!