This week at Casey

5 September 2008
Weekday hot smoko (morning tea), a rare treat for Casey Station Expeditioners The week started exactly the way last week ended, in a blizzard. Funnily this week also ended the same way… blizzard. Over the past two months we have had a total of 15 official blizzards. For the mathematicians that's about …

12 September 2008
Casey Station Chef preparing Saturday night Chinese banquet Greetings from Casey. Some highlights this week included a magnificent Chinese Banquet prepared by Richard on Saturday night; a surprise performance by Comfy Chair; the preparations and departure of the traverse party to Law Dome; a couple of glorious days …

19 September 2008
Casey Station Expeditioners ready to leave Station for Law Dome Traverse Law Dome Traverse Special This week focuses on the wild and woolly adventures of the Law Dome Traverse. After weeks and weeks of preparation – the stars finally aligned last Thursday and the team of Brownie, Luc, Dominic, Tod and …

8 August 2008
Casey Station Make-up artist (and Doctor) preparing Station Chef for his role in Station video production Greetings from Casey. On the weekend of 2-3 August McMurdo Station and Scott Base held their annual 48 hour film making competition. Anthony (Antz) Powell, Satcom Engineer at McMurdo invited us and other stations to make it a continent-wide event. …

1 August 2008
Casey Station Expeditioners walking across sea ice Greetings from Casey. In July at Casey we have experienced gale force winds, 15 days of blowing snow and 8 blizzards, so all of us were delighted when someone turned the big switch and the weather turned suddenly fine from …

4 July 2008
Expeditioner with birthday cake Just when mid winter was all over and we thought it was safe to hang up our drinking trousers for at least a day or two, there comes along a rush of birthdays. First up it was belts off tools …

11 July 2008
Storm clouds approaching Casey Station Wild Weather at Casey Photo: Todor It's been a wild & action packed week here at Casey, with Mother Nature putting on a spectacular performance, down to celebrations for Brad's Birthday. But to kick this week's edition off, Casey …

18 July 2008
Dramatic cloud formation over Casey station Greetings from Casey. Following the wild weather in the early parts of last week, it finally stopped snowing and the sky partially cleared but the unstable conditions continued with strong gusty winds treating us to some magnificent cloud formations. Most …

25 July 2008
Image of wild weather experienced by Casey Station Expeditioners at Robbos field hut. Casey weather in July is synonymous with blue skies, light winds, plenty of sunshine, temperatures in the mid to upper twenties, and some of the cleanest swells the great southern ocean is known to produce. The odd light katabatic off-shore …

26 September 2008
Casey Station Senior Weather Observer with smashed sonde and ruptured weather balloon. The early part of the week was characterised by blizzards and very heavy snowfall, however, the winds eased later in the week and a bright sunny day was experienced by weeks end. Gale force winds and blowing snow were recorded …

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