This week at Davis

  • Outward Bound

    9 July 2010

    `Welcome Back` to our traverse expeditioners. `Welcome Back` to our traverse expeditioners. …

  • Midwinter swim at Davis

    2 July 2010

    Midwinter special continued … Better late than never, the last of our Midwinter swim photos did not make it into last week's edition so have included them at the start of this one. Midwinter swim at Davis Following our dip …

  • Cartoon of a frozen brain

    25 June 2010

    Davis Station, Antarctica 68º35'S 77º58'E So much has happened over the past few days that I have decided to feature a few things at a time. This week we're starting with the Mid-winter breakfast and swim. The lead up to …

  • Davis station Expeditioner with lettuces from station hydroponics

    18 June 2010

    Davis Station, Antarctica 68º35'S 77º58'E I mentioned last week the harvest hydroponics has been producing consistently week after week. This week was no exception… Making a delivery – Matt with the green fingers, plus lettuces. Photo: KdL Twelve went to …

  • Davis station Expeditioner in red Hagglund

    11 June 2010

    Davis Station, Antarctica 68º35'S 77º58'E Two birthdays this week, both on the 8th so double the cake. Many Happy Returns Wellsy. Birthday Landline, my idea of celebrating! Birthday boy Matt with accessory Red Hagg. Photo: Chris W   And Zupy, …

  • Jade iceberg near Davis station

    4 June 2010

    Davis Station, Antarctica 68º35'S 77º58'E Yesterday (Wednesday 2nd June) was the last day at Davis when any part of the sun rose above the horizon until into July. To mark the occasion Zupy made another short video that shows one …

  • Coffee artistry from Davis station

    28 May 2010

    Davis Station, Antarctica 68º35'S 77º58'E As the days shorten we focus more and more on the night sky, Zupy has been making movies of the Aurora Australis and has posted one on YouTube that is worth a visit. The humble …

  • Davis station Expeditioners checking out a fire alarm in the main power house caused by a faulty plug.

    21 May 2010

    We have had our fair share of alarms lately, most just faulty sensors or stirred up dust, but some an early warning of potential trouble providing a timely reminder of how much we stand to lose to a major fire. …

  • Expeditioner standing near hole in the ice

    14 May 2010

    The story of the mysterious ice hole...

  • 'Welcome to Davis' sign, with snow

    7 May 2010

    Snow, medivac and blizzard - plus Hagglunds training.

  • Elephant seal get-together on the beach in front of Davis station

    30 April 2010

    The beach in front of Davis is a favoured locality for elephant seals, where they complete moulting over several weeks before heading back to sea to feed and regain condition over the winter months.

  • Davis expeditioners

    23 April 2010

    Davis helped out with promotion of the Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea. Gathering table, chairs, cloth, doilies, cups, saucers and teapot we joined the last of the elephant seals still moulting along the high tide line.

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