This week at Casey: 3 January 2020
This week at Casey its was a white Christmas followed by resupply
It's a Casey sort of Christmas
Luckily this year Casey had no ship to contend with at Christmas.
Prior to the big day we had decorated the Red Shed, sent out the card, made and wrapped our pressies under the tree, decided on what was happening and when, and been in touch with Santa and his helpers to check an ETA (he wasn’t listed on ours).
After a sumptuous brunch with a mimosa look-alike to wash it down we headed upstairs to the tree and pressies. Santa duly arrived amidst a flurry of snowflakes and dished out the goods to everyone’s satisfaction.
A group photo (easier said than done) then down to our delicious banquet/Christmas Dinner in a wallow decorated for the occasion.
And then into resupply
With New Year’s celebrations on hold, Casey welcomed the Aurora Australis on a bright and sunny Sunday afternoon. Appearing among the hundreds of icebergs lying off the coast the ship was soon at anchor in a mirror calm Newcomb Bay ready to off-load cargo.
As I write we are well into cargo operations with all our food now packed away. Today is the second day of refuelling and we have currently received 530,000 litres of SAB (Special Antarctic Blend), half the fuel required to fill our tanks for another year. Tomorrow we hopefully receive a new crane along with more general cargo.
Happy 2020 from all of us here at Casey.
Ali Dean, Station Leader