This week at Davis: 19 October 2018

This week Davis station received a spring clean following the long winter.

A spring clean for summer

The lead-up to summer operations at Davis has seen all work groups busy with their ongoing work in their specific trade/station roles. On Friday 12 October though, we all put down our normal work tools and became professional cleaners for the day.

Teams were sent off in all directions to scrub walls, vacuum, and wet-clean floors and carpets. The gym, kitchen, cinema, and communal living areas were tackled enthusiastically, with an eclectic mix of music and good humour providing ample motivation.

With the kitchen, as in any home a central focus, everything was removed and located to the mess area, so that floors could be cleaned, every nook and cranny scrubbed, broken tiles removed, replaced and re-grouted over the weekend.

Needless to say the good food kept on coming , with every endeavour being made to ensure we eat like royalty even when the kitchen is not operational. Prawns, roast chicken, fresh salad from hydroponics, and a lamb on a spit are a sample of what was on offer throughout the weekend. 

The Davis mess area, normally for expeditioners to sit and enjoy meals full of pots, pans, cooking utensils, dry food.
The mess becomes a temporary storage area
(Photo: J. Ahrens)
Graham and Terry cleaning the empty kitchen floor.
Graham and Terry tackling the empty Kitchen
(Photo: J. Ahrens)
Chairs, tables stacked in the lounge area to clean the cinema, library and quiet room
Upstairs the cinema, library and quiet room are emptied
(Photo: J. Ahrens)
The empty cinema space looking very clean following the spring clean
An immaculate cinema ready for the next movie, yoga or games session
(Photo: J. Ahrens)
The chef with cleaning towels in hand cleaning behind the stoves and ovens.
Rocket, the Davis chef, cleaning behind the stoves in the kitchen
(Photo: J. Ahrens)
Expeditioners prepare lunch wraps of roast chicken, prawns, salad and dips outside of the kitchen as it is closed for cleaning.
Roast Chicken, prawns, dips and wraps for lunch. Who said the kitchen…
(Photo: J. Ahrens)