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King Edward Point Diary — March 2013

As I’m sitting here in the middle of May staring blankly at a word count of two in this document, I am wondering where the weeks and months are slipping by to and also why I haven’t learnt my lesson by now after writing numerous diary entries over the years and made more of an effort about this time last month!

So my apologies for the delay but KEP is a hive of activity these days.

So I have decided I would like to do something a bit different for this month, and not ramble and waffle on in my usual Irish fashion. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so for the March diary this year, it’s photos taken during March by many of the lucky few who spend some time here in this magical place we presently call home.

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International Women's Day and the boys rule the kitchen! Daniel, Erny, Rod and Hugh (Hugh departed KEP this month) (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)
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A busy port in the Sub Antarctic. We actually had 4 ships in one day here this month. In the blue jacket is Jo Cox (government officer) who arrived back to KEP on the 10th onboard cruise ship Silver Explorer along with a dear friend Luke Kenny (ex fish scientist here at KEP) who paid a flying visit...(Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)
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All in a days work. Erny, myself and 'magic hands' Joe coiled like springs ready for last call with the Shackleton. (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)
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Ella drops out some departing visitors to the Pharos. A sad farewell to some friends.... (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)
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Ella and Hazel go on holidays (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)
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Ella and Hazel go on holidays (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)

Surrounded by photos of the great Rodney Strachan, our fearless illustrious leader, always leading by example as you can see from these photos....

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Excellent bailing! (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)
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First behind the bar for the mid winter present draw. Rod organised the draw with a bit of twist this year and you had to pick and pop a balloon to find out who you had to make a present for mid winter. Some would say he has too much time on his hands, others would say he just likes balloons! We did the draw in March in the hope of getting organised early for mid winter but I can safely say now in mid May that 4 of us are yet to even start! (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)
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Rodney Strachan (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)

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Rodney Strachan (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)
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Landscape (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)
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The lovely Sue Gregory taking in the sights from the veranda on a glorious evening (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)

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Sue tooks this photo on her earlies round one morning (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)
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Ask Andy Porter (resident sparkie, comedian and all round fantastic guy) (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)

Some other visitors and highlights of the month

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Bark Europa (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)
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HMS Protector (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)
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Replica James Caird alongside old whaling catcher Petrel (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)
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Longliner San Aspiring (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)
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Pilot Dave and SGHT helicopter Tango Charlie who are regulars in the KEP 'hanger' these days! (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)
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View from the boatshed (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)
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Erny never misses an opportunity to get out on one of his 7 pairs of skis! (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)
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Happy Birthday Erny - the flexible hotpot specialist and master of rock buns... (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)

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Shackleton (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)
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The Hangar! (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)
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Our playground... (Photo: Paula O'Sullivan)

And so concludes the March diary...

Paula O'Sullivan
KEP Boating Officer