There remains lots of activity on station as we wrap up project work and get ready for handing over the station to the 73rd ANARE in late October. We also recently had two birthday celebrations and a pirate themed night in honour of International ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day', with our own treasure hunt.
The Wilkins team continues to prepare the runway, with work focusing on snow blowing and setting up the summer camp. Station continues to provide support in conducting fuel runs and with trade and mechanical assistance.
The sea ice has also recently allowed for a walk to Wilkes (the old station site across Newcomb Bay) to be opened and also a long distance sled haul from Robbo’s to Browning’s to be completed, covering a round trip of 42kms.
This week has seen the full spectrum of weather, from a few picture perfects days to one our longest blizzards.