It has been another busy week at Davis as we head into the pointy end of the season, as we are expecting the bright orange ship to sail into our harbour in the next month or so. This is now a time to finish off last minute jobs, attend to field huts in preparedness for summer and enjoy the Vestfold Hills and Davis environs for maybe the last time this season.
Team two of Tony, Kezza, Rhys, Roberto, B1 and B2 headed out to Marine Plain Apples, Watts Hut, Crooked Lake refuge and Boulder Hill Depot to carry out re–stock, clean and annual maintenance of the facilities so as to hand them over in a ready state for the incoming expeditioners.
It was quite an event with two fully stocked Hägglunds and a quad bike and for some of us it was the first time that we had visited one of these destinations and also for some of us it was the first time we had used a vacuum cleaner in a long while!
Out in the field this week we had a crew stay at Marine Plain Apples for a few nights which included a trip out to the very spectacular Cataract Canyon and Canyon Lake which are in the far reaches of the Vestfold Hills.
More new born seal pups were sighted by Kerryn and Fitzy as they spent some time out at Brookes Hut and surrounding areas and Ralph and Sharky enjoyed skiing and walking out to Rookery Lake, Brookes Hut and back to Davis over a three day period.
Team Dieso and ‘The Electrician’ have also been busy this week in getting the groomer ready for a trip to Woop Woop in the coming week to prepare for this summer’s flying program, and the fire team had a final run through of equipment usage including hoses and foam suppression techniques.
Tony (Deputy Station Leader)