Did you know that ramen is a Japanese dish and consists of noodles served in a meat or fish–based broth, often flavoured with soy sauce and uses toppings such as sliced pork, dried seaweed and green onions?
Nearly every region in Japan has its own variation of ramen but at Davis station on the weekend we were treated to our very own version of ramen proudly concocted by our chef Kerryn and our events coordinator Daleen as we all sat or kneeled to a sumptuous Japanese themed night. Our ramen consisted of many flavours including chicken, duck, prawns, shitake mushrooms and combinations of noodles which were skilfully, some more than others, consumed by the use of chopsticks. Of course a meal like this can’t go without a complimentary sake taster and finished off with tapioca pearls and mango cheeks for dessert. It really is amazing the facilities we have and the creativity that can make a mealtime a little bit special for us as expeditioners.
One of the things we have all been waiting for as we head into the winter months is snow and wind and on Monday this week we were treated to both in what was a record making day of extremes and number synergies.
The wind on Monday 17/07/2017 at Davis local time 21.57 hrs peaked at 107 knots (198km/hr) whilst we all enjoyed a balmy −7.4°C. Interesting facts regarding this weather event is that this is the second highest wind for any month at Davis and also happens to be the windiest July day on record. The previous July record was 105 knots (194km/hr) recorded 26/07/1971 with the highest wind recorded at 111 knots (206km/hr) on 18/04/1972. It’s been a fascinating year for weather extremes and we are all looking forward to the changes in the landscape that events like this deliver.
Tony D’Amico (Deputy Station Leader)