While having breakfast I noticed out the window there was a huge seal just outside the window not far from the door. It’s a huge elephant seal which is quite rare for Mawson and it’s a long way from the water’s edge. It must be getting warmth off the rocks even though the air temperature is minus three. I had to walk past this seal about four times today and every time I mistook it for a rock and it scared the shit out of me. It’s so fat it looks like a bean bag with flippers. I stop for a chat every time I pass, and it’s not aggressive or scared at all.
Today Cookie & John went up on the plateau to do a recce for our field training. It was perfect weather for it, minus three and no wind and sunshine down here so I am sure they will be having a great time up there. Chris was slushy today so I was working alone and I got a fair bit done. In the late afternoon I assembled my 6m beacon antennas and hardware ready to install when I get a chance. It was such a beautiful evening I should have been out side, but I am trying to catch up on this Blog and get my room and everything else organized. My humidifier is working a treat and I feel so much better for it, what a great investment. On a sad note, my rabbit hat broke today. I should take it back to the nasty bloke in Hobart I bought it off. Just a bit of stitching come loose, nothing I cant handle once I locate some needles and thread. In the mean time I will have to change to hat B the yowie hat. Lucky I bought so many hats !!