Heavy snow and our first freeze at Macca
Macquarie Island has just emerged from five consecutive days of snowfall and sub-zero temperatures (down to about minus three degrees). We were enthralled by the lovely snowscapes but also had to cope with the fact that these conditions at Macca freeze our water supply from the supply dam at Gadget’s gully. This means putting water conservation measures in place, as our water supply is limited to the contents of our tanks until the thaw arrives, and a large part of the tank contents is reserved as our fire fighting reserve in any case. Plumber Greg had a few busy days staying on top of the situation. Our water is flowing again now. These conditions will come and go from now on throughout the winter, and we will no doubt have to limit water consumption many times.