Aussie Day Antarctica Style: Epic Triple J Hottest 100 Party!

Happy Australia Day from all the crew down at Casey Station. This was my first ever Australia Day in Antarctica and one of the most unique Aussie days I have ever had. The day started off with a swim in the Southern Ocean a chilly -2c, the air temp was 0c so it was so cold, in fact it was so cold it hurt. I managed to get my head under water and very quickly jumped out, the chill completely took my breath away. It was so much fun and to be a part of a Casey Australia Day tradition was pretty special.

After our very brief swim we made our way back up to the “Red Shed” our living quarters ready for our Aussie Day party to start. We had Triple J’s Hottest 100 count down cranking, an epic game of cricket, home cooked meat pies, darts and some games of pool going on and even an Antarctic Ute Muster. We were blessed with an absolutely beautiful day, in stark contrast to the previous day that was foggy, you could not even see the ocean, even today the day after, the weather has come in and it is snowing. We partied into the night dancing and singing along to the Casey band “The Meltdowns” pumping out epic pub rock anthems until the we hours of the morning.

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Have you celebrated Australia Day some where unique? What did you get up to this Australia Day? I would love to hear about it.

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