Tom covers the long night and undoubtedly the best plumbing team in Antarctica!

Learning new camera skills while awaiting the sun's return

There is something to be said about a sunset or sunrise that can take your breath away. We were lucky enough to get the most spectacular of both in my opinion on Tuesday 2nd June. Which just so happened to be our last for 4 or 5 or 6 weeks (everybody seems to have a different answer to the question of how long until we see it again, so we will just have to wait and see). I know I will be excited to see it again, as this is the first time experiencing being somewhere where the sun doesn’t even pop over the horizon during the day.

For never owning a camera before coming down to Davis station, it's been an interesting and sometimes frustrating journey. To think you have taken a great picture just to realise after that it was out of focus, or any number of other things that you can mess up while taking a photo. Fortunately for me, we have some amazing photographers down here that I have been able to learn from. Hopefully by the end of my time here, I will be able to take home a great selection of photos that capture what it’s like down here.

I can’t not get an Icy News spot and not give a shout out to the plumbing team down here at Davis. Best plumbing team in Antarctica I'd say. Plus no one here to prove me wrong.

Tom Clarke, Davis Station Plumber