Jubilee Base Extensions!
Our intrepid builder-architects, Pete McCabe and Jon Tucker, have wrestled with the Beast (the Cobra Rock Drill) and, with amazing rapidity, built the infrastructure for the new Base base – or the Base base extension. The verandah and access to Delaney’s Dunny disappeared for a while, but was resumed by the end of the day – with promises of a wonderful new verandah with sweeping views North over the MacKellar islets. This early morning photo (from yesterday – Tues 18th December) shows our tool-wielding professionals in a moment of angle-grinder and saw jubilation on yet another fine and sunny day at Cape Denison, Home of the Balmy Day.
Extension will double the size of the existing base – which includes (from left to right) – the Dunny, the Kitchen (window 1), Entrance & Comms/Medical Area (door), living area and some sleeping (window 2, right). The new extension will be the same size as the old base, including a laboratory and more sleeping facilities. It won’t then be necessary to live in the Apple or tents any more – a bit sad, as the tents are great fun! (well, not in a blizzard).
– Peter Morse