The old adage “every day brings something new” certainly holds true for life and living on Macca, for all things on and around the island, the wildlife, ever changing weather, landscape…and the surrounding sea.
The Southern Ocean is our doorstep, back porch and side verandah. When walking down the station, the sea lines both sides of the tiny stretch of Isthmus. Most of the time the two coasts are separated, until the tide is high enough and seas rough enough that the surge crosses the Isthmus.
Typically, the west coast is of a wild and woolly nature, as our predominant weather conditions come from the south and west. Once in a long while though, it will be as calm and still as a mill pond. The east coast on the lee side of the island is more often of the calmer nature, but at times can hurl some decent waves and rough conditions.
When all is calm and the weather windows line up, we also get the chance to head out onto the water in the IRB’s and take in the views of the island from a different perspective.
Expeditions will come and go but the ever-changing seas of Macca will continue to break on the shores of this sub-Antarctic island, with no thought to who or what may be witness to its endless movement.