In the last two months, Casey has been settling into winter mode. Buildings and equipment have been winterised and the team has begun adapting to the shorter, colder days.
Casey is losing about 7 minutes of daylight each day in the march towards mid-winter on 21 June, with today’s sunrise at 9:25am and sunset at 3:41pm. Casey is also enjoying being a white wonderland after a large snowfall last weekend.
The team has continued to do great things around station; re-establishing power to the wharf facilities, completing major servicing on Casey and Wilkins mechanical equipment, producing extraordinary food and continuing extensive Red Shed renovations.
We have also been out and about in the field completing our field training for everyone whom joined us late in the season. With the Elephant Seals at Browning’s Peninsula, everyone on station has made it to the area to take in the rugged surrounds and to see these very large yet cute (at times) creatures.
We have continued to enjoy the social activities of a station community including drinks and a BBQ to celebrate our season midway point; a formal Easter dinner, ANZAC Day dawn service and afternoon of Two-u;, a friendly, competitive dart competition; and the unique combination of a Cinco De Mayo — Star Wars (May the 4th be with you) party.
And of course, as everyone celebrates Mother’s Day back home, know we are thinking of family and friends on this special day.