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
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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.