Name: Paul Watson
Nicknames: South of Hobart — Watto, Watly
Previous seasons? 2007–08 summer Davis
Job title: Plumber
Describe your role in two sentences:
Pumpin’ water, turnin’ waste and burning everything else that’s on the list. Making sure the said water and waste stay separate and on the inside of there respective tanks, pumps and pipe work till they reach there appropriate destinations without freezing.
What did you do before your joined the AAD?
Pretty much the same thing but without the freezing bit and self–employed.
What is your favourite part of your job here at Casey?
If you were not a plumber what would be your dream job?
The bloke that does all the stuff with the thingies… reckon his life’s pretty interesting.
How does this season at Casey compare to your previous seasons down south?
Well when I was at Davis…
Every adventure is different, that’s the good thing.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
What song sums up your Casey experience so far?
What actor would play you in a film version of our 70th ANARE season here at Casey?
Barney Rubble now there’s an actor.
What is your favourite hut for field trips and why?
Like them all.
Favourite piece of Australian Antarctic Division kit?
The boot bling.
Keeps your backside pointing at the ground instead of slamming into it and that way I don’t spill so much coffee.
What is your favourite book / movie (or both) and why?
The Antarctic field manual — not much of a story but it’s still interesting.
What is your typical ‘Slushy FM’ genre? Do you have a particular favourite?
Describe your Casey experience with:
A sight — the longest sunrise
A smell — pizza at Gesepi’s Bavarian pizza emporium
A sound — the sound where there’s no sound
A feeling — crisp sunrise
A taste — home brew Lh1 was good, but it’s gotta be the S3
Do you have a favourite quote that you’d like to leave us with?
Farts are always funny.