With the Aurora Australis now at Mawson I’ve relocated from the station to free up my room for one of the incoming winter expeditioners, so I’m now here living back aboard the ship for the next month. Hello fresh yogurt, milk, and oranges – I’ve missed you!

As we flew in from Davis V1 I didn’t get to see this view of station previously. From out at sea here the landscape surrounding the station is magnificent with the prominent nunataks of the area poking out from the rolling ice plateau. The wildlife is also abundant in the pack ice with adelies, seals, and giant and snow petrels regularly sighted.

Today we plan for the upcoming refuelling operation, and as always look at the weather forecast to continue resupply activities.

Posted by Bren

Antarctic expeditioner and avid hiker.