This week at Macquarie Island

  • Macquarie Island Expeditioners stop for smoko

    7 August 2009

    It's been another busy week on the soggy sponge, with the monthly marine debris survey kicking off another week. Cyril, Graham, Dave Sarah and Julie took to Bauer Beach in search of rubbish. Even though the sun tried hard to …

  • Two expeditioners at their birthday celebrations

    14 August 2009

    Another seven days goes by on Gods' own subantarctic hideaway. We started the week with a couple of birthdays which were a great excuse for an equal number of parties. Sarah turned twenty one again and Duds is hoping everyone …

  • A rare windless day, with calm seas, on Macca

    2 October 2009

    The last week has seen the best day we have had on the island this year. Monday was windless and sunny, with flat seas, and a balmy 4.8° C. Except for the missing piña coladas, we could have believed we …

  • Giant Petrel watching the world go by

    9 October 2009

    Another busy week on Macca in the lead up to the ship arriving. Soon our small community of 15 will be inundated by a ship full of summer expeditioners, round-trippers and a suite of people to help refuel the station. …

  • Overland Track looking north

    27 November 2009

    Field expeditioners return to station for much-needed showers, preparing hospitality for tourists, resupply of field huts and SAR and first aid training.

  • The Orion

    11 December 2009

    Tourist ship-visits, continuing expeditioner changeover and training, gentoo penguin chicks doing what they do, and more icebergs.

  • Preparing inflatable rubber boats

    18 December 2009

    Good weather allows some boating, Christmas preparations in progress, icebergs continue to capture media attention, killer whales and a very unusual birthday cake.

  • View over Buckles Bay

    20 November 2009

    Mild weather, wild weather, iceberg watching, animal surveys and lake sediment sampling.

  • Iceberg near the Handspike Point on Macquarie Island

    6 November 2009

    Iceberg grounded on Macca West Coast Great excitement was caused by the spotting of an iceberg on the west coast just south of the Handspike. This was seen by Dave, Ben and Chris while out observing seals. So on Sunday …

  • Station cleaning

    16 October 2009

    Five-yearly elephant seal census, preparation for arrival of Aurora Australis, resupply and new crew, croissant-making lessons and a poem...

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