This week at Casey
23 April 2010
This week two records were broken at Casey: the biggest snow fall in a 24 hour period for any April and the number of expeditioners squeezed into the Nodwell tracked vehicle.
16 April 2010
Gary, Tom and Tim visited the HF Receiver hut to complete a few repairs to the antenna in -24 degree temperatures. It was so cold even their eyebrows and eyelashes froze.
9 April 2010
This week at Casey 9 April 2010
26 March 2010
Even on weekends the dedicated expeditioners at Casey like to do that little bit extra for a worthy cause, namely maintenance on the neglected cane line. The first job was to reinstall a few of the more important canes, like the "turn right here or you will soon be in the middle of nowhere" type of signs.
19 March 2010
When the winds are gusting to 70 knots, going outside isn't a smart thing to do unless you really have to. This week a few of the Casey expeditioners had instructions on climbing, indoors.
12 March 2010
This week our resident leopard seal had our cameras clicking This little fellow can be seen most days resting up on an ice flow, usually after a good feed.
5 March 2010
The last flight of the season marked the beginning of our winter. CASAs departed station on Monday flying from Casey to Hobart in just over nine hours. The following day the remaining summer expeditioners boarded the airbus for home.
26 February 2010
Here we are now at the end of summer. The mess has been reconfigured, the rosters have disappeared, the fire tag board is almost empty, no one is off station and of course the sun is coming up later and later each day: all signs that winter is coming.
19 February 2010
Goodbye to our many friends who spent the summer period with us thank you for your hard work and great friendship. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again next summer (please bring some fresh fruit with you).
12 February 2010
A marriage proposal accepted, a trip to Bonny Doon goes awry, who's who in general trades, ice cores and photos of station surrounds.