Wednesday, November 17, 2010

9 A walk to the Wharf, Rowdy at work and plane incidents......

Hi All

last Sunday i took a stroll down to the wharf and i saw my first Adelie Penguins for the season so i thought i would share some of the pics and as for the lens i think its working fine thanks Craig from Teds Brisbane CBD..........










Look at this funny little guy trying to pick a rock for his nest and he is nowhere near it


Was rather funny as where the pictures and video was taken was at the Casey Wharf which is about 5km to the closest Adelie Penguin Colony. They are looking for the rocks to put around their nests to attract the sun and keep their egg/s warm......................

My mate Rowdy, how to explain young Cliff. Unique no that's not as individualistic as the man himself is............................i can say you know it when he is around and you miss him when he is not. Bring colour and light into all our lives but loud hummmm understatement of the century..........LOL

Cliff is a "General Trades" down here and he actually is a Boilermaker by trade so here he is fixing one of my tools..........




In my previous blog called "4 Well I'm still here" you might remember me talking about a tragedy that happened when the French were transporting their expetionars to their base. Have a look there is still c current link to a newspaper article http://absoluteantarctica.blogspot.com/2010/10/4-well-im-still-here.html.

Well this is whats playing on the news at the moment..................and its here!!!


All are safe and well..............................

So another week as started and I'm settling in here almost too well, its so nice to feel so comfortable in both environment your in and those people your around. The Division do an amazing job at employing people from so many different walks of live with such varied experiences that in talking to them and listening to the journey that they have made to get here is absolutely amazing. Same thing in talking to the boffins as we call them of scientists...............its not often you rub shoulders with these people so in talking to them in what they are doing here is very interesting. Most of the Scientists that come here normally do a science talk on their project and last year they were very well attended, normally standing room only.

Ive had a request to do a little photographic tour of the station and whats involved in running it so might start that next blog......................

Enjoy,

Michael


P.S....................."Take risks...you can't fall of the bottom."
                             Barbara Proctor