This week at the station

This week at Macquarie Island: 8 March 2013

2012/13 summer expeditioners

With the Aurora Australis currently at Macquarie Island resupplying the station and field huts, the 2012 expeditioners are about to depart and hand over the station to the 2013 team. We, the 2012 wish the 2013 team a fun, successful and memorable year. Some of us ‘may’ see you next year.

36 expeditioners, four males wearing wedding dresses
Summer team photo

(Photo: Chris Clarke)

2013 Macquarie Island resupply

With 2013 Macquarie Island resupply underway, the atmosphere on station is hectic and exciting. Below is a taste of what’s currently occurring. Next week we’ll have many more photos to publish!

Until then...

Group of people on the beach looking out to sea for ship
Some of the 2012 Macquarie Island expeditioners waiting for the new team...

(Photo: Mark Gasson)

Large red ship on the horizon
Aurora Australis arrives at 'Macca'

(Photo: Mark Gasson)

Helicopter landed with three people standing next to it
Helicopter touches down on the isthmus

(Photo: Mark Gasson)

Male expeditioner driving a tractor carrying large pallet
Charles delivers a cage pallet of cargo to the green store

(Photo: Mark Gasson)

Two expeditioners standing in front of timber building
Marty and Narelle at the fire hut

(Photo: Mark Gasson)

Tractor driving towards cargo on isthmus
Charles heading back to the isthmus to pick up another load

(Photo: Mark Gasson)

Male expeditioner holding a radio
Storeman Matt

(Photo: Mark Gasson)

A whiteboard with peoples names
The whiteboard displaying names of round trippers

(Photo: Mark Gasson)

Female expeditioner and her small dog
Leonna and her rodent detection dog, first day on station

(Photo: Mark Gasson)

Two expeditioners each with a dog sitting on a bench
Nick and Karen with their dogs

(Photo: Mark Gasson)

Male expeditioner standing in a warehouse
Matt, the the "volunteer" storeman

(Photo: John Cadden)

Two male expeditioners standing next to wire mesh
2012 Ranger Richard with 2013 Ranger Chris

(Photo: John Cadden)

Male expeditioner wearing orange hard hat carrying a clip board on the beach
Beachmaster Tom

(Photo: John Cadden)

Male expeditioner driving a tractor
Jim collecting cage pallets from the isthmus

(Photo: John Cadden)

Three helicopters in the middle of buildings
Three helicopters parked in Market Square protected from the wind

(Photo: John Cadden)

Two male expeditioners standing alongside fuel drums
Matt and Stephen supervising hut resupply

(Photo: John Cadden)

Elephant seals and helicopters in the back ground
Eles and Helis

(Photo: John Cadden)

Male expeditioner looking through a yellow instrument
Andrew from Geoscience Australia on station for a few days

(Photo: John Cadden)

Bill from Geosciences
Bill from Geosciences

(Photo: John Cadden)

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