Month: December 2018

Merry Casey Christmas

Resupply has been completed successfully and safely, the ship has now departed, and now it’s time to celebrate! Merry Casey Christmas everyone! A big thank you to the chefs on station who prepared an amazing Christmas lunch for the one hundred or so expeditioners currently on station

/ 28 December 2018

Casey Resupply (V2)

The most hectic time at an Antarctic station is annual resupply; that one time of the year the ship arrives to change over personnel, bring down all the necessary parts, food, and fuel for an entire year, and return no longer needed equipment and rubbish back to the mainland. This...

/ 27 December 2018

You’ve got mail

Now that the ship is in port, probably the most important cargo is unloaded first and brought up to station – the mail! In the mailbags are postcards, online shopping, and much-awaited Christmas presents from back home.

/ 15 December 2018

A trip to Jacks and Wilkes

On the weekend the weather was quite nice so we took the green hagg and a few quads out for a Sunday drive. Jacks hut is a nice spot overlooking the water, and before returning to station we popped into Wilkes, the abandoned US/Aus base on the other side of...

/ 10 December 2018
a penguin in the snow

A Sunday arvo at Shirley Island

With such good weather on a day off, it’s always great to pop over to Shirley Island and check out the Adelie penguins.

/ 2 December 2018