After another weekend of wind we awoke on Sunday to find open ocean once again off the coast of Casey, with sea ice having been blown out during the night. The unexpected weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the field party out at Wilkes of Scottish, Andrew, Ash, Ricky and Watto who were entertained by the unexpected crashes, bangs and thumps during the night.
Early in the week the station traverse team members completed their preparations for training ahead of the Casey 2017 traverse trips. Doc Elise hosted a session on all thing medical including suturing and injections, and Muscles took the team through their paces with Hägg recovery training (on a chilly −25°C day!)
The Haupt Nunatak traverse party headed out from Casey on Tuesday evening to complete the annual AWS servicing. Despite some unplanned logistic challenges the trip was a great success and the automatic weather station is now back on line, and providing weather data to station.
Jacque Comery SL