Getting to Antipodes

There have been several work trips to the Antipodes in preparation for the mouse eradication. And this is how they got there…

Getting there is not easy. It takes days crossing some fairly treacherous seas.

Evohe approaching land. Photo by S.Horn

Evohe approaching land. Photo by S.Horn

 

Tiama. Photo by J.Russell

Tiama out in the ocean. Photo by J.Russell

 

HMNZS Wellington

HMNZS Wellington ready to go.

 

Antipodes Islands are small specks of land in a vast ocean.

HMNZS Wellington at Antipodes. Photo by S.Horn

HMNZS Wellington at Antipodes. Photo by S.Horn

 

Inside the Evohe cabin. Photo by M.Bartlett

 

Tiama arriving at Antipodes. Photo by J.Russell

It is 750km east of New Zealand mainland. But you never travel there in a straight line!

Landing August 2014

Landing August 2014

 

Evohe. Photo by Bartlett

Evohe. Photo by M.Bartlett

 

Evohe approaching Antipodes. Photo by S.Horn

Evohe approaching Antipodes. Photo by S.Horn

 Once the team have got to the island then they need to get ashore. Then the work begins…

Hear more from the Tiama expedition

See more about the 2013 winter research trip

Read more about the 2013 research