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Port Lock­roy – 29/30 Janu­a­ry 2018

29/30 Janu­a­ry 2018 – Not­hing at all hap­pens on Mon­day. Wind, wind, wind. No chan­ce to get to the real pen­gu­ins which are just a few hund­red metres away, so at least we talk about them in theo­ry. But this we do exten­si­ve­ly. A rela­xed day on board. Not what we had plan­ned, but things could defi­ni­te­ly be worse. Life in the Ant­arc­tic.

Tues­day, howe­ver, is stun­ning. The wind had died down almost com­ple­te­ly. We enjoy­ed a lovely, long morning with the Gen­too pen­gu­ins at Jou­g­la point, fol­lo­wed by a visit to the „living muse­um“ at Port Lock­roy, the for­mer Bri­tish Base A, built in 1944. A litt­le time cap­su­le that takes you back to the ant­arc­tic 1950s. And the most popu­lar sou­ve­nir shop in Ant­arc­tic Trea­ty ter­ri­to­ry 😉

A 360° pan­ora­ma tour of Port Lock­roy from a pre­vious Ant­arc­tic trip.

Gal­le­ry – Port Lock­roy – 29/30 Janu­a­ry 2018

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

This is fol­lo­wed by the pas­sa­ge of the Neu­may­er Chan­nel, a dream of wild ant­arc­tic sce­ne­ry with mir­ror images on the water. Later, the evening sun adds even more favour to the who­le sce­ne as we turn from Ger­la­che Strait into Dall­mann Bay. Some­thing that we, nevertheless, do with some sad­ness. It means that we will lea­ve Ant­arc­ti­ca tomor­row. But we have still got the Mel­chi­or Islands ahead of us, to anchor the­re tonight and to say fare­well to Ant­arc­ti­ca tomor­row.

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