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What a Mess!

A team the size of ours needs a lot of fuel to keep functioning for day after day of multiple dives. During our stay in Ascension most of us have had the great fortune to be thoroughly spoilt by the fantastic staff at the Ascension Island Base Combined Mess at Traveller's Hill.


The food for the three weeks has been consistently great, with many team members eating far more than they really should have and we're sure several may be returning home carrying some extra kilos.




[caption id="attachment_627" align="aligncenter" width="584"] The mess is nestled in gardens with Green Mountain providing a backdrop.

As we all head north and south on the Airbridge to get home, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank the chefs and staff at the Mess for their excellent service, super food and infinite patience dealing with a mad rush of scientists (or maybe a rush of mad scientists) running in for food just minutes before the kitchens close.


And not forgetting the packed lunches we were supplied with every day which everyone looked forward to breaking open and bartering the various chocolate and crisps treats!


Thank you to the Traveller's Hill Mess from all the team at Shallow Marine Surveys Group.




[caption id="attachment_626" align="aligncenter" width="584"] The highlight of many a team member's day. The sight of the evening's menu after a long day diving.
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