The temperatures are dropping and the nights are drawing in, must be time to head south for the summer again! I’m chasing the sun from pole to pole and about to set off for my second Antarctic season. This time I’m staying on in Hobart afterwards, I’ll be working at the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies until the end of 2019. I’m all packed up again (thanks Mum) and I have to admit to being just a little bit excited. I get to travel around more this year too, I’m going down on the Aurora Australis to Davis Station and then flying over to Casey mid season. At Davis I’ll start to organise the retrieval and packing of all of the equipment that we left out on the Sørsdal Glacier last summer. Fingers crossed for some good easy season weather! The project at Casey has come from our successes with the Big Blue Box last season and I’m trialing the ground penetrating radar for crevasse detection, hoping to improve field safety and efficiency. I’ll keep try to keep this blog up to date with progress whenever I can.