This week at Casey

  • Casey wharf during resupply

    4 September 2009

    Changes around station from winter to summer. The wharf was just dirt in summer and now is covered in a layer of snow and the boat ramp is trapped by the sea ice. Wharf during resupply Photo: Nick Wharf middle …

  • Casey expeditioner maintaining vehicles

    28 August 2009

    Wilkins in winter Throughout the winter there have been multiple trips up to Casey's international airport, Wilkins, to conduct maintenance and move equipment back and forth to sunny Casey. This can be a tricky task for our Diesos as there …

  • Rooster tails of snow near the casey station Red Shed

    31 July 2009

    Mawson has its mountains and Davis the Vestfold Hills, but Casey is possibly better known for its weather. Now it cannot be denied that during the winter this frequently means grey, overcast, dull, boring, not much to see weather, or …

  • Casey station Expeditioners ready for the 2009 Southern Poker Tournament

    7 August 2009

    So Vegas it ain't Photo: Vicki H. Friday night saw a mixed bunch gathered around a table dressed in disguises and keen to be the first champ of the Casey 2009 Southern Poker Tournament. A total of eight contestants …

  • Midafternoon views of the sun through the red shed windows at Casey.

    14 August 2009

    The sun returns! Finally the dark, overcast, and blizz filled months of June and July are over and things are beginning to look up at Casey. The sun is getting higher and higher every day and has now reached a …

  • Vehicles and expeditioners at remote automatic weather station

    9 October 2009

    Law Dome lightning visit Last week a second trip up to Law Dome was needed to tweak some of the electronics on the AWS (automatic weather station). One vehicle with Anthony, Kheyan and Clive completed the 16-hour day trip. Tray …

  • Weddell seal pup

    16 October 2009

    First spring babies arrive, skiway preparation begins and fuel depots are set up for air ops refueling.

  • Crane at work

    27 November 2009

    Visits to Wilkes and Browning Peninsula, and construction of accommodation units.

  • Three Casey expeditioners before their hair restyle

    11 December 2009

    Movember, that month of wierd and wonderful facial-hair creations has raised over $9000 for charity. Also see stunning sunsets, and a fine example of colonial salp.

  • Airbus on arrival at Wilkins

    18 December 2009

    A diary of the first flight operations with arrivals and departures, operation ICECAP unlocks some geological and glaciological secrets, and shipping containers go walk-about, introducing expeditioners currently at Casey.

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