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This week at Macquarie Island: 11 November 2011

Macquarie Island is a magnet for people interested in the sub-Antarctic islands. It is the one place where wildlife in vast numbers can be viewed in close proximity. This summer there are 15 ships scheduled to visit the island. The first two arrived last week. The Orion also delivered a new expeditioner to our shores – Dan, who will take over the communications team on the station. We farewelled communications technician, Kevin, as he headed back to the mainland and his family after a year on the island. Tourists are guided by the Park Rangers and station volunteers while on the island and love to get a feel for what station life is like, along with seeing the wildlife.

Spirit of Enderby
Spirit of Enderby arrives

(Photo: Eve Merfield)

Orion IRB landing of tourists
Orion IRB landing of tourists

(Photo: Trevor Hopps)

Dan arriving at Macca
Dan arriving at Macca

(Photo: Trevor Hopps)

Kevin's final goodbye
Kevin's final goodbye

(Photo: Trevor Hopps)

Island Guides
Island Guides Paul, Keith, Bree, Claudia and Adrian

(Photo: Trish Macdonald)

Tourist Lines
Tourist Lines

(Photo: Trevor Hopps)

Watching the launch
Watching the launch of the Ozone sonde balloon

(Photo: Trish Macdonald)

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