This week at Davis

  • The icebergs frozen into fast ice between the island with Bandits hut and the plateau. Snow is seen blowing across the plateau down into the fjord.

    26 May 2017

    This week at Davis we had Hägglunds recovery training, enjoyed a prolonged weekend at Bandits Hut and a quiz night on station.

  • A close up of Jock's beard covered in ice and snow.

    19 May 2017

    This week at Davis we celebrated a couple of birthdays and experienced a blizzard.

  • Ralph is on a walk, wearing a large pack but still manages to strike a dramatic pose for the camera.

    12 May 2017

    This week at Davis we're learning about Ralph's insights, visiting Platcha Hut and replacing an engine in the Main Power House.

  • The flipper of an elephant seal with its five fingernails.

    5 May 2017

    This week at Davis we are enjoying the auroras, experiencing our first blizzard, travelling to Platcha Hut and farewelling the elephant seals.

  • Daleen, Lotter and Tony.

    28 April 2017

    This week at Davis we're having a memorable ANZAC Day, visiting Brookes Hut, learning about quad bike recovery techniques and making hydrogen on station.

  • A brown stain on the beach shows where the elephant seals are resting ashore. Out on the sea-ice you can see trails through the snow where the seals have moved out towards the ice edge, trying to find open ocean.

    21 April 2017

    This week at Davis we're enjoying Easter, getting out on the sea ice, visiting the powerhouse and checking in on hydroponics.

  • Nine shabby Adélie penguins are standing around near some rocks, looking fluffy as they undergo the moult.

    7 April 2017

    This week at Davis we're testing the sea ice in front of station, gaining weight and bidding farewell to the penguins.

  • A "solar pillar" phenomenon where there appears to be a thick beam of light between the sun at sunset and the clouds above it. Rather like a chimney coming up from the sun.

    31 March 2017

    This week at Davis we look back at some Amery ice shelf work conducted in February, talk with Daleen about her Masters study on Antarctic leadership which won an award, meet Chief Fitzy and see the first real sea ice in Prydz Bay.

  • Two large male elephant seals, sitting up and opening their mouths at each other in a display of dominance.

    24 March 2017

    This week at Davis we've visited the medical clinic on station, walked to the Old Wallow and celebrated the equinox.

  • The wharf has a number of shipping containers on it, has a nice cover of snow and there is a pink sunset in the distance.

    17 March 2017

    This week at Davis we've had a kitchen makeover, planted our hydroponics garden, been on the radio and had our winter team photo.

  • Rhys and Bryce are roped up during cravasse rescue training.

    10 March 2017

    With the ship leaving last week, we're in our first week of winter. As a result, we're starting to 'winterise' buildings and get into new work routines.

  • The Aurora is seen sailing past icebergs, heading north, leaving us for the winter and returning expeditioners to Hobart.

    3 March 2017

    This week we finished our summer science programs, winterised Woop Woop and said goodbye to fellow expeditioners heading home on the Aurora Australis.

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