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Antarctica – Home of the Blizzard

While I was in Antarctica the conditions that defined a Blizzard were described to me as follows: “To be officially a blizz it has to be blowing over 34 knots (61.2 km/hr), visibility less than 100 metres, be a minus … Continue reading

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Antarctic Station Casey – A Brief History

Casey station, on the coast of Antarctica at 66o 17′S, 110o 32′E, 3430 km southwest of Hobart was established by Australia in 1969.

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Antarctica base / station re-supply and changeover

Re-supply and changeover at an Antarctic station / base is one of the busiest and most hectic times there. This is the week or so when the station is re-supplied with fuel, food, general supplies, new machinery etc. and cargo … Continue reading

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Voyage to the Antarctic Continent

The voyage begins from Hobart as we depart waving farewell to family and friends of which we won’t see for at least 12 months.

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