|The Aurora Australis|
|My truck for resupply|
To top it off the ship also brings us almost a million litres of diesel which has to be transferred from the ship to our diesel tanks. This involves running a fuel hose out over the water to the Aurora anchored in Newcomb Bay to connect with Casey Station's two "fuel farms" for pumping. During the fuel transfer it's my job to monitor the upper fuel farm which involves dipping the 90,000 litre tanks as they fill to take the levels and changing the valves over so they don't overflow. My first shift started at midnight Christmas day and with the first full moon to fall on a christmas day in 38 years the sky show was amazing.
|Dipping Fuel Tanks under the Christmas Moon|
Anyway that's about it for now. Christmas has been postponed here so hopefully we get to have it early next week.