This week at the station

This week at Davis: 2 August 2013

Off to Bandit’s hut for the weekend

Richard, Bob and I got the weather window we had hope for and took off for the weekend, deciding to ‘go around the outside’ through Iceberg Ally. The hunt for the elusive jade berg was on the cards. After finding some interesting bergs a jade berg was finally spotted.

As the weather was practically good the decision was made to press north to the northern-most part of our operational boundary and check out the Sir Hubert Wilkins Cairn.

Simon.

A large ice berg stuck in the fast ice in the distance with a quad bike and rider in the foreground
Berg 1
(Photo: Rich Y)
The sun brings out the beauty of the ice bergs stuck fast for the winter in the frozen sea ice
Berg 2
(Photo: Rich Y)
The sun brings out the beauty of the ice bergs stuck fast for the winter in the frozen sea ice
Berg 4
(Photo: Rich Y)
The sun brings out the beauty of the ice bergs stuck fast for the winter in the frozen sea ice
Berg 5
(Photo: Rich Y)
A large ice berg stuck in the fast ice with a large weathered hole on the righthand side
Berg 6
(Photo: Rich Y)
The sun brings out the beauty of the ice bergs stuck fast for the winter in the frozen sea ice
Berg 7
(Photo: Rich Y)
A beautiful dark green Jade ice berg partly covered in snow standing out in the full sun
Jade Berg Panorama
(Photo: Rich Y)

The aftermath of the Davis blizzard

Last week we had our first real blizzard. The winds have finally passed and the sun was out to view the newly landscaped Davis.

The internal lights of the Living Quarters shine on the white blizz tail outside
Cool blizz tail on southern end of LQ
(Photo: Rich Y)
The sun shining on the Mack truck which stood the test of Mother Nature with only snow the trace of the past blizzard
Mack truck
(Photo: Rich Y)
The back door of the Sleeping and Medical Quarters ¾ buried in snow after the blizzard
Sleeping and Medical Quarters back door
(Photo: Rich Y)
Two massive mounds of snow in front of the Living quarters front deck
Living Quarters mountains
(Photo: Rich Y)
The snow groomer buried in snow after the blizzard
Rachel, the Prinoth snow groomer buried again!
(Photo: Rich Y)
The internal lights of the Living Quarters shining bright against the night sky from the bottom of the massive blizz tail on the southern end of the building
Southern end of the Living Quarters
(Photo: Rich Y)
The blizz tail level with the top of the summer accommodation building roof
Temporary Accommodation Dwelling
(Photo: Rich Y)
The blizz from the bridge almost eclipsing the LQ
The blizz from the bridge almost eclipsing the Living Quarters
(Photo: Rich Y)
The sun rises above the horizon in clear skies with the weather station mast, antenna masts and cloud cover in the foreground
The sun rises – hooray for clearing skies!
(Photo: Rich Y)
Looking out of the snow framed mess window at even more snow outside
West facing window from the mess
(Photo: Rich Y)
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