News from Gough Island – The Bunting Jan 2023

News from Gough Island – The Bunting Jan 2023

The 68th Gough Island Overwintering Team has published their first newsletter – The Bunting – January 2023 (Issue 1). 

Gough Island - The Bunting Newsletter - January 2023

In this edition:

  • Letter from the team leader
  • Words from the G68 Bunting editorial team
  • Meet the G68 team
  • Birder’s Stories
  • Life in the Base (birthday celebration)
  • Farewell to Sandile (Medical Orderly of G67 who had to stay behind until a new medic is sent to Gough)
  • Weather Stats (October, November, December 2022)
  • To end the newsletter; a poem about an Albatross chick.

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Birthdays celebrated by G68 so far:


Anche Louw, South African Polar Research Infrastructure (Data, Products & Society Node), 27 February 2023. 

Welcome Home Gough 67

Welcome Home Gough 67


L-R: James Burns, Selvin van Wyk, Karabo Mokwena, Nkosi Madama, Kim Stevens, Peter Chuku, Vonica Perold and Roelf Daling.

The 67th Gough Island Overwintering Team has returned to Cape Town. Two members of this team stayed behind on Gough Island.

Departure to Gough Island: 15 September 2021

Disembarked at East Pier: 20 September 2022

Gough 67



The 67th Gough Island Overwintering Team – Offical Team Photo

This image was taken during midwinter.

Back (L-R): Selvin van Wyk, James Burns, Nkosi Madama, Karabo Mokwena, Kim Stevens, Roelf Daling; (front) Sandile Nkebe, Vonica Perold, Peter Chuku and Tshililo Kharivha.

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Check out all the G67 newsletters produced!


Team photo supplied by: Roelf Daling

Anche Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, 20 September 2022

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