Whilst last week we were pleased to share with you the news of our midwinter celebrations, this week we can fill you in on some of the fun that led us into mid–winter.
There was a hive of activity in the kitchen with chef Andrew and Brendan secretly working away on all manner of delectable treats each evening once the expeditioners had cleared out of the mess. In the days before midwinter, Mat and Adam embarked on a seafood preparation exercise, which I suspect may have degenerated into lobster puppet show.
In a daring multi–tasking move, Andrew set out to accompany Stu Shaw into the field to Browning Peninsula, to reinstate our Channel 21 VHF repeater, which had been removed and returned to station some weeks earlier for repairs. The two guys worked tirelessly for two days embarking on all sorts of inventive means to move the repeater back into position. We now have VHF coverage again down on the Browning Peninsula, just in time for some upcoming project work down that end of the station operating area.
Scottish hosted the ‘Casey 2017 Winter Olympics’ and celebratory BBQ in the new utility building. Much competition and skill was demonstrated throughout the various events which included boot tossing, curling… yes curling, and wait for it, ice hockey (well, a penalty shoot out).
This week on station has focused on the annual mid–year fuel transfer. In an all station effort we worked throughout the night on a rotating roster to pump almost half a million litres of diesel from our lower fuel farm up to our upper fuel farm, to provide a supply for our powerhouse and machinery for the remainder of the season.
Jacque Comery SL