This week at Casey 12 February 2010
Last Friday night 'Team Minke' conducted their last whale survey flight for the season - they couldn't have asked for a better evening… blue sunny skies, white bergs bobbing freely on calm mirrored waters, the back door of the plane open so everyone onboard could see the magnificent uninterrupted views – big smiles all around. At the back of the plane were Josh and Amanda, wearing harnesses and getting a closer look at the views, when Josh goes down on one knee and asks Amanda for her hand in marriage. All onboard knew the proposal was coming except Amanda – of course she said "yes". Could this be Casey's first marriage proposal? Congratulation to Amanda and Josh from all of us at Casey.
This wasn't supposed to happen
During the week a party of four - Mr S, Ms C, Mr P and Mr C (we're withholding their real names to protect them from the senior field training officer) ventured out for a few days of field travel training. They were all having a fabulous time enjoying the 'serenity' and singing along to 'We're going to Bonny Doon' when all of a sudden they could go no further… and after an hour or maybe more of attempting to get themselves out of the hole they radioed for assistance much to the amusement of Marty.
Casey's General Trades' Team
Often described as the SAS of the Australian Antarctic Division, Casey's general trades' team of three, 'Rowdy', 'Possum' and 'Major' can't tell anyone what they really do. What does a general trades expeditioner do? Who is their boss? What tools, material, and machines can they use? What workshops can they work out of and what does their role on station involve? No one knows… but they do meet regularly in the 'club house' to discuss membership applications for 'Restricted General Trades' and other important GT stuff… but putting all that aside you couldn't find three more talented and motivated individuals… oh but did we mention you can hear them coming from a mile off, combine the three, and they are louder than any piece of machinery on station…
A joke between a few
This one's for you Steve, Irish and Andrew !!!!!
A gift from the Mill Island Team
Last weekend glaciologists Irish, Andrew and Ben presented Casey station with one of their leftover metre-long ice cores from the Mill Island project... pure and old, this ice core is many years old and it didn't take long before making its way to the bar where a bunch of excited and enthusiastic expeditioners sat around with their drinks to their ears listening to the ice squeak and hiss. Thank you Mill Island team.
More great photos from Casey's skiway
As we've now come to the end of the CASAs flying season we thought we'd finish off the summer with a number of photos of the Skytraders team and the ever helpful AGSOs.
"KAAAPPOOWWWW SSMMACCKK TTHHUUMMPPPPPP"
On a recent trip to Wilkes (across the bay) a masked hero was seen delivering a group of scientists to their special experiments…
Who's Who on Station
You never know who you come across when you're out at night…
Casey and Surrounds