Two tradies and two photographers headed out into the wilds to do some essential hut maintenance repairs. First stop was the Mt Henderson hut where the intrepid workers battled through whiteout, blowing snow and gale force winds to park the Hagglunds, unpack and enter the hut. First job on the list was the essential repairs for the toilet. Someone, somehow had broken the cosy cheeks. Chris used contact glue to stick the two sections of blue polyurethane foam together and with the addition of special silver toilet seat tape from Mitre 10, the toilet seat was ready for use.
After the trauma and hard work of watching the sunset through the snow at 3.30pm, an enjoyable evening was had by all.
The next day after the traditional civilised breakfast of toasted bacon and cheese sandwiches, we packed up and headed over to Rum Doodle hut.
Two items were on the list for Rumy. A new window for the inside cold porch door, cause those without a head torch have been know to bumble round in the cold porch for quite some time before finding a door, whether it was the door they wanted is another question. The second job required the skill of a plumber to take out the old oven and install a shiny new one.
By dinner time the work was completed, with candlelight streaming though the window into the cold porch everyone felt safe to venture out to view the aurora. Dinner was of course, Fray Bentos pies, as that is the only way to christen a new oven in Antarctica.