Winter has arrived here at Davis. With last week’s temperatures getting down to –22°C, a decision was made to trade in my trusty summer footwear for the more robust winter Sorrell boots in order to make the short walk down to Marchants Landing.
Marchants Landing is approximately one kilometre from station, but still within station limits which makes it ideal for getting off station on your own without too much preparation and fuss.
On the way back to station I passed an intrepid group of elephant seals, whose numbers have been thinning rather rapidly since the arrival of colder temperatures. A couple of them were seen heading out to sea via the long haul across ever increasing sea ice to open water.