After dropping off expeditioners and supplies at Davis, we ventured on towards Mawson. But on the way we were tasked to drop off midway fuel supplies for flights between Mawson and Davis. It was here we became “beset”. It was several weeks and Christmas and New Years before we were transferred to the Aurora and taken to Mawson. In the meantime, we became our own Southern Station, Mawson East, with our own dedicated, ship and helicopters and Voyage Leader come Station Leader, Joe Johnson.