Category: Pre-departure

Getting ready to fly

This week I’ve been busy around head office with final preparations before I head off to Casey. We were scheduled to depart today Wednesday, but due to weather the flight has been postponed for now till Friday. Fingers crossed the weather gods agree! I’m already kitted out with cold weather...

/ 31 October 2018

The Antarctic Season Opening

On Tuesday evening, expeditioners were welcomed by the City of Hobart at a civic reception at the Hadley’s Orient Hotel. This is a slightly formal occasion with the Premier of Tasmania, the Mayor of Hobart, designated Station Leaders, and other dignitaries present to declare the opening of the upcoming Antarctic...

/ 25 October 2018

Would you like a postcard from Antarctica?

I’m getting ready to head south for the summer season again. Receiving mail down on station is such a great feeling, and so is having the opportunity to share my Antarctic experience with others around the world. When I received the odd postcard last year, I put it up on...

/ 18 October 2018