An update on the Davis station building projects, expeditioners farewell Warren — the long serving incinerator and there are a couple of elephant seal pics thrown in for good measure.

Winterising Davis buildings

This week at Davis we’ve been up to a bit. The carpenter gave the plumbers a hand winterising the science building, TAD (Totally Awesome Digs) and SAM (Sweet As Mate) buildings. The day turned out to be a cracker and all went well high up above Davis station.

Warren out — Neil in

We've got a few jobs to do while we are down here and one we’ve been trying to get into this past week or so has been the replacing of our trusty station incinerator. It’s not a flash LQ or a ritzy resupply but an absolutely integral member of the broader functioning assets that keep Davis station moving along smoothly. This gem bit of gear, that reduces Davis’s waste into an environmentally and logistically friendly amount, is affectionately called Warren. Warren has been doing its job for the better part of 28 years with minimal fuss and bother, but the time has come to replace it with the new and improved Warren that will now go by the fiery and fierce name of Neil. We gave Warren a fitting send off for its last burn and will have Neil up and burning in the next couple of weeks.

Davis elephant seals

Can’t help but have a couple of mandatory elephant seal photos this time of year.