Mawson expeditioners have finished their almost three week resupply this week, just in time for the Easter Bunny to find his way to the station. After the continuous revolving of helicopter flights bringing much sought after food, medical and personal cargo, then sorting it all out, it was a good chance to step back, take a breath, and take in the picturesque views. Only for a little while though, as over the weekend the 74th ANARE expeditioners experienced their first blizzard for the season. Winds averaging 60 knots and gusting to 75 knots swept through the station bringing lots of snow from the plateau. At times there was visibility down to 10 metres ensuring the daily trip to the powerhouse to run routine observation checks was an event everyone wanted to be a part of to get a taste of the weather.
The Easter Bunny did not disappoint even whilst so far south, combining with the Chef to lay out plenty of glorious treats, followed by scrumptious meals. Everyone took the time to relax and sort out their rooms with all their personal belonging and keepsakes from home and turning the living accommodation into more a home away from home. We head now into an operations recess where the expeditioners take the time to finish off any training requirements and prepare to get stuck into the season.