After 3 weeks and 4 days, the ship has reached Davis base. The Aurora Australis is approximately 3kms from the base, parked up in the ice. Some people have been taken by helicopter to the base as they have an important part to play in the disembarkation and refuel, some will be transported by Hagg and others will want to walk the 3-4kms to the base.
Air temperature: 0 deg c
Sea temperature: -1.2 deg c
"Steaming along to Davis and making good progress. The weather has been quite balmy with light winds and temperatures zero and above. The sightings of wildlife has increased markedly since we came around the West Ice shelf and further south, and the cameras have been steadily clicking away capturing the moments from wildlife to magnificent sunsets. All on board are greatly looking forward to arriving at Davis."
And an update for all crew on board...
"The dart competition was fiercely contested this evening in the bar with Justin "the arrow" Chambers, and Ryan Madden pitted against one another in a nail biting finale! Justin won the first game and Ryan fought back to take out the second with both games being extremely close in points. The final game was a heated battle and it all came down to "doubles" with Justin "the arrow" living up to his name and taking the game 114 to 97 and therefore winning the competition."
I am very excited for Justin... and now the hard work starts!
All and any comments/questions for Justin will be passed on and answered.