To my surprise, after opening them with a can opener, the tinned horrors of indeterminate age were transformed into tasty and visually spectacular beef and kidney (but not so much kidney) pot pies. Paired with their ‘old friend', instant mashed potato, I now understand why this Antarctic tradition lives on.
This week at Davis: 5 February 2016
For the love of Fray Bentos
And so the ice returns
After strong winds blew all the ice away from in front of Davis Station a calm period brought it all back in.
Bureau of Meteorology building upgrade
The team pictured below spent the 2015/16 summer season at Davis station upgrading existing gas, fire, electrical, mechanical, heating and ventilation systems throughout the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) building.
This upgrade was achieved by working closely with BOM staff to ensure building services stayed online, allowing twice daily upper atmosphere weather balloon releases and around the clock critical weather reporting, and forecasting throughout.
The team are posing in the mandatory cotton calorific suits used for hydrogen balloon releases, whilst Dr John Parker releases one of the last helium balloons for the season, before the team switch back over to hydrogen production.