This week at Macquarie Island

26 October 2007
Expeditioner in protective clothing during fire training exercise Friday arvo featured a fire drill to test the preparedness and skills of the Macquarie Island Fire Service (MIFS). A smoke filled Science Building was the setting. The fire team rapidly arrived on scene, conducted a primary search locating the …

2 November 2007
Elephant seal weaners resting near Macquarie Island Communications building After raids several weeks ago in which ellie seal commandos unsuccessfully attempted to destroy the Met Balloon Shed facility and though the resulting damage has only just been repaired by Steve, Macca has now been invaded by "Weaner" assault troops. …

20 July 2007
Sunet (sun partly behind the clouds) Regards from all on Macquarie Island – the Jewel of the Sub Antarctic. All here busy in the pursuit of freedom, happiness & the furthering of science. Heading towards summer there is a discernible difference in the days, being noticeably …

13 July 2007
Fog clearing over Macquarie Island The latest freeze has ended on Macca and everyone is enjoying the return to normal water operations. This includes a return to the usual balloon program for Met with functional safety showers allowing the use of hydrogen for balloon filling …

9 March 2007
Expeditioner cleaning the 931C dozer on Macquarie Island A quiet week at Macca with everyone finishing off projects, and starting to look forward to the arrival of the Aurora Australis in the near future. Meggsy working on cleaning up and servicing the 931C dozerPhoto: T. Gillies   The …

18 May 2007
Snow covered Macquarie Island Station From the hands and mind of the same person … Ola! Beunos Dias, you are reading this week's Macquarie Island Icy News, which is very appropriate for us here at Macca this week due to the cold weather and the …

4 May 2007
Expeditioners at Saturday night meal Compiled this week by Steve. Let us first apologize for not getting a newsletter last week, we could offer excuses but you'd see through them. Our year has begun in earnest these last two weeks with the island wholly in …

25 May 2007
View of snow covered hills from the Station Again Macca takes on a different persona as the days continue to shorten and we get more used to the weather (light at 7.30 & dark by 3.30 – probably should be in another time zone, but it keeps it …

8 June 2007
Waves over the Isthmus Another glorious week of drizzle, sleet, fog, snow, the occasional sun, waves rushing over the isthmus and some stunning auroras have passed on the tropical sub-Antarctic island of Macca. All four seasons in one hour! Waves over The Isthmus …

23 June 2006
Cutting the birthday cake What a week it has been, so much fun happened that we had to call it "Celebration Week". It started with back-to-back birthdays and concluded with our Midwinter's celebrations. Paul, our resident boffin, celebrated the first of the birthdays. He …

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