As preparation for midwinter celebrations continued around the clock in the kitchen, the Dieso team hosted Saturday night’s dinner in the mechanical workshop. With a top notch BBQ dinner and pig roasted on the spit impressing all comers, it won’t be long before the mechanical gang are getting requests for another show of skill.
Lastly this week, we here at Casey had the privilege of celebrating midwinters solstice on the continent: a traditional celebration carrying on from Mawson and Shackleton’s heroic Antarctic era of Antarctic exploration over a century ago. Preparations have been underway now for many weeks. Plaques and mementoes have been constructed in the station hobby hut over several weekends, our Chef Donna has worked tirelessly getting our showcase dinner prepared and that’s before all the small tasks that go into making the day a truly memorable occasion. The dining room was decorated, the sea ice swimming hole was prepared, plays and acts were rehearsed and the list is endless. The traditions of a brief dip in the icy waters, an unforgettable feast and a truly unique evening’s entertainment featuring ‘Cinderella’ were all upheld. The festivities enjoyed have created lasting memories.