First glimpse from the island

Both boats are back leaving the 13 strong mouse eradication team on the island.

Here are the first images back from the team on the island.  The set up went smoothly. The Evohe got back last Friday and the Norfolk Guardian is due to arrive back today. A huge effort by the crew of both vessels. Stephen Horn and the eradication team on the island extend a warm thank you to all involved. No baiting has occurred as yet due to poor weather.

Evohe approaching Antipodes

Evohe approaching Antipodes. Photo by F.Cox

 

David Smith being attacked by a local!

David Smith being attacked by a local!

 

Offloading the gear. Photo by J. Zito

Offloading the gear. Photo by J. Zito

 

The building team after hangar completion

 

Stephen Horn. Photo by J. Zito

Stephen Horn – Project Manager. Photo by J. Zito

 

Antipodes Wandering Albatross chick. J. Zito

Antipodes Wandering Albatross chick. Photo by J. Zito

 

Heli hangar construction 5

Heli hangar construction

 

Unloading the Norfolk Guardian. Photo by F.Cox

Unloading the Norfolk Guardian. Photo by F. Cox

Parakeet and heli fly over base camp. J Zito

Base camp. Photo by J. Zito

 

Heli hangar construction

Heli hangar construction

 

Break. Bait pods in background. J. Zito

Break. Bait pods in background. Photo by J. Zito

 

Transport and support vessels