Ready to go…

Evohe leaving Antipodes 2014. Photo by A. Ballance

Evohe leaving Antipodes 2014. Photo by A. Ballance

Both boats are on their way back. The island team are now completing the last work necessary to begin the eradication of mice from Antipodes Island.

Stephen Horn called in via satellite phone with news from yesterday…

They got the hanger covers on and they were doing the last filling of the ballast tanks today.

The Norfolk Guardian left once the  diggers were on-board and is now heading directly for Auckland.

The builders who have done a sterling and hard out slog, left the island on the Evohe about 5pm yesterday – trying to beat the NW that’s on its way.

Today the island team are planning heli operations; moving gear to load sites in preparation for the eradication.

There is a small window tomorrow and Saturday for potential bait drop.

They are ready to go!