This week at Macquarie Island

  • Two little birds sitting on a post

    3 August 2007

    Red Polls at Macca Photo: Lionel W.   A quiet week with Sean, Helen, Jaime, Matt, Doug and Ali recently back from trips down the island. We have Steve, Greg, Michelle and Chris enjoying the sights this week while …

  • Fog clearing over Macquarie Island

    13 July 2007

    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 …

  • Waves over the Isthmus

    8 June 2007

    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 …

  • Expeditioner cleaning the 931C dozer on Macquarie Island

    9 March 2007

    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 …

  • Expeditioners at Saturday night meal

    4 May 2007

    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 …

  • View of snow covered hills from the Station

    25 May 2007

    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 …

  • Expeditioner investigating water leak

    17 August 2007

    All work areas have been busy with their daily routines, normal work related activities and the providing of assistance to others when the need arose. Water leaks are a continual concern and as is the norm, they generally occur in …

  • Snow covered Macquarie Island Station

    18 May 2007

    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 …

  • Expeditioner with Elephant Seal

    8 October 2007

    With most of the station keen to get involved in everything and with a strong feeling for supporting science on the island, there were no shortages of volunteers signing up for the elephant seal resight programme this year. The programme …

  • Rough sea at Macquarie Island

    19 October 2007

    Hello from all on Macquarie Island Although imminent changeovers & resupplies are the flavour of the month for the continental stations it is only just over half way now for the MI 2007 winter. This week has seen the variation …

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