This week at Casey

  • Expeditioners outside the red shed

    7 May 2010

    Red shed extensions, sea ice drilling, improving communications. Plus golf and football!

  • Shane raising the ANZAC flag over Casey

    30 April 2010

    Casey held an ANZAC Day service last Sunday to remember those who served in war and did not return to receive the grateful thanks of the nation.

  • Gary working in the Red Shed

    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.

  • Casey expeditioner with building materials

    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.

  • Casey station Expeditioner drilling a hole to place a cane

    9 April 2010

    This week at Casey station 9 April 2010 Easter at Casey Easter time was a very enjoyable time on station as it gave everyone the opportunity to wind down and relax. 19 of the 23 wintering expeditioners chose to leave …

  • Brendan and Ross recording the whales movements

    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.

  • Casey expeditioner in field

    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.

  • Loading the quads into the back of the trailer

    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.

  • Aircraft a319 in flight

    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.

  • Casey expeditioners with airbus

    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.

  • Casey station summer expeditioners

    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).

  • Casey expeditioners at back of plane in flight

    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.

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