This week at Macquarie Island

1 February 2008
Macquarie Island Expeditioners start the traditional Australia Day swim The week started with Australia Day on Saturday. After a delicious brunch prepared by Michele, it was down to the beach for a swim. Starting at the fire hut there was a brief dip on the west side of The …

25 January 2008
Human impact team collecting soil sample near Macquarie Island fuel farm The Macca summer science program is in full swing with the recent arrival of the human impact team (IHAT). Making use of the fantastic weather, Greg, Susan, Jane, Erika and Andrew plant themselves in front of the Macca fuel farm …

18 January 2008
Expeditioners on beach awaiting new arrivals Nine expeditioners finally set foot on Macquarie Island after a three day voyage from Hobart on the tourist ship, Marina Cveteava. A welcoming party eagerly awaited their zodiac arrival from the ship in the chilly wind at Buckles Bay. To …

22 February 2008
Birthday cake in shape of field hut at Hurd Point, Macquarie Island A birthday week saw everybody back on station for Nick's birthday celebration on Saturday night. Starting with one of Michelle's magnificent feasts, including a Birthday cake replica of the Hurd Point Hut. The theme for the night was *Celebrity*. The …

29 February 2008
Macquarie Island Science Team All the best from Macca as we progress from a busy but productive & satisfying summer to the RTA phase of our seasonal calendar. The last week saw our demographics change once again with the arrival of the Marina Svetaeva. …

2 May 2008
Panorama of lake and hills covered in ice. Much has been happening at Macca since we were last heard from. The weather has been highly variable, with the first snow in Market Square letting us know Winter is definitely here. Island Lake Track Panorama Photo: Eve Team rangers …

9 May 2008
Expeditioners undertaking fire training Its been a busy week at Macca, with lots of training going on. Friday saw fire chief Albie organising fire training with practice in salt water pumping should our water supply from the dam freeze. Salt Water Pumping Photo: Eve …

11 April 2008
L'Astrolabe during re-fuelling operation at Macquarie Island The new winterers have settled in, the L'Astrolabe has headed back to Hobart which has left the station a bit quieter than the re-supply period but everyone is looking forward to a great year on Macca. L'Astrolabe during re-fuelling A …

4 April 2008
L'Astrolabe docked in Hobart G'Day to all from Macca. L'Astrolabe – it doesn't look very big! Photo: Barry Re-supply has now been successfully completed for 2008, a few of the highlights; 190000 litres of fuel transferred from ship to shore and not a drop …

7 March 2008
Spirit of Enderby at anchor off Macquarie Island March is upon us and it is less than two weeks until l'Astrolabe arrives to commences resupply and to take some of us back to the rat race, so everyone is gearing up for the final dash to the finish …

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