12 kids, 4 teachers and a big red bus…no we're not in an episode of Thomas the Tank Engine or Bob the Builder, it’s life at Casey this week.
We have now taken the week to recover from the excited onslaught of the kids’ visit to Wilkins and the paparazzi that came with them. We thought we’d share some great photos of the trip from Dom (our chef AKA station photographer AKA stand in penguin).
The Terra bus has made its way down the hill from Wilkins to Casey and is now undergoing testing and trials before the inaugural transfer of passengers.It’s looking so good we may be able to undertake a commissioning run next week for Flight FA060.
The ‘melt’ has well and truly commenced with more dirt patches appearing around station each day, the sea ice is retreating, and the penguins (of Shirley Island) are busy sitting on eggs, fending off skuas, and waddling through smelly mud to get back to the rookeries after feeding.
The summer routine at Casey has been established with our tradies busily beavering away, field training is ongoing, and weekend excursions to the field huts are taken whenever possible. We're praying to the weather gods for favourable conditions for our SIX flights scheduled for next week and then the arrival of a big orange ship in harbour in just over three weeks time bring highly anticipated supplies (and Christmas presents!).
Rebecca (station leader).