Extracts from old station logs
Saturday September 29, 1984: One seal cow has got inside the compound to give birth and is now occupying the areas near the glasshouse with her pup.
Monday 1st Oct, 1984: A bull elephant seal forced his way into the area in front of the mess, presumably attracted by the cow, but he took a wrong turn on his way out and finished up between the plumbing workshop and the field store. So he just pushed over the fence between those two huts and went straight down to the beach. As a result, spent half the day prepairing that piece of fence — however that won’t stop a full grown bull seal if he is determined to get in.
4th October, 1975: Finished the living quarters and moved people back in. Seal survey continued, lined old boiler room — finished tiling the power house floor, boiler fully installed and capped. Good evening for the official opening of the living quarters and put on extra wine as it’s my wife’s birthday and my son got his Sergeant stripes , everyone in good spirits…Nella on route to Australia ETA 10.11.75.
5th October, 1975: The sun SUN shone to day for the first time in weeks people out taking photos few seedy beasts about this morning. Seals broke down the drums at Garden Cove so we have them in Living Quarters tonight. Will try and repair same first light.