The big news at Davis this week was the ships arrival. The RSV Aurora Australis reached the fast ice edge about 4.5 nautical miles from the anchorage point near Davis.
From the edge they proceeded to break into position until the wind dropped enough to bring the first lot of people into Davis by helicopter.
The ship then continued to break the fast ice, which is around 1.6 metres thick and hard. On station, people were inducted into the station community and ticketed in the use of the various vehicles that would be used to carry out the resupply over ice.
The open water formed by the ships passage also brought an influx of wildlife. Crowds of penguins, both Adélie and emperors lined the sides, preening in the sun.
Within just a few days the ship has been unloaded and the fridges and freezers and stores have been replenished with another year of supplies, it now looks like one huge supermarket shop!