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February 24th 2014
Published: February 25th 2014
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Port Lockroy on Goudier IslandPort Lockroy on Goudier IslandPort Lockroy on Goudier Island

Formerly used since 1944 until 1962 to establish British presence in the Antarctic. Now fully restored since 1996, it is used each summer for conservation work and as a living museum and post office under the management of the UK Heritage Trust´s flagship project.
Here are more photos that have spilled over to yet another blog entry from my epic journey through Antarctica. Just so you know, I took about 2000 photos in total on my expedition. So to narrow them down to about 140 photos, was not an easy task. When there were so many photo-ops with the wildlife and landscape, it is a rather difficult undertaking to edit to the best ones to tell my story, and to not bore you with so many penguin pics!

The Museum in Port Lockroy was most amusing as you will see with the photos.

Thanks for all the great comments by the way, just so you all know, we are reading them and we love getting them!

Enjoy!

Theresa


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Port Lockroy MuseumPort Lockroy Museum
Port Lockroy Museum

Provisions in large tin cans. No fresh produce for these guys at the time.
Recipe in Port Lockroy MuseumRecipe in Port Lockroy Museum
Recipe in Port Lockroy Museum

The recipe speaks for itself. Fresh meat was important to survive.
Recipe in Port Lockroy MuseumRecipe in Port Lockroy Museum
Recipe in Port Lockroy Museum

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Museum clothes and paintingMuseum clothes and painting
Museum clothes and painting

The station was adorned by scantily clad ladies painted on the walls to keep the gents company during those cold months. Port Lockroy Museum
Game of Fidopoly in the MuseumGame of Fidopoly in the Museum
Game of Fidopoly in the Museum

See next photo for the explanation.
Vitamin CVitamin C
Vitamin C

By this stage of Antarctica visits, Vitamin C was a staple to prevent the historical scurvey stories from rearing their ugly heads again. Especially with no fresh produce available.
Blue eyed Shag (cormorant)Blue eyed Shag (cormorant)
Blue eyed Shag (cormorant)

Jougla Point on Wiencke Island. This dude just walked right in front of me, paying no attention to the larger birds in the yellow jackets.
Blue Whale bonesBlue Whale bones
Blue Whale bones

From the days of the Whalers. Sad but true, there were hundreds of thousands of blue whales killed during the whaling industry of the 1920´s. Their population is probably still lower, and mostly unknown.
More whale bonesMore whale bones
More whale bones

Blue whales
Two silly GentoosTwo silly Gentoos
Two silly Gentoos

Jougla Point
Decadence on the Sea SpiritDecadence on the Sea Spirit
Decadence on the Sea Spirit

The infamous chocolate night. Of course, served with ice cream AND chocolate sauce. There were indeed no starving travelers on this trip.
Lemaire ChannelLemaire Channel
Lemaire Channel

Spectacular views.
Lemaire ChannelLemaire Channel
Lemaire Channel

Most of these mountains are 1km high
Important landmark for sailors in Lemaire ChannelImportant landmark for sailors in Lemaire Channel
Important landmark for sailors in Lemaire Channel

Because of a well endowed waitress, these 2 mountain peaks, topped with snow and ice, reminded one sailor of her ¨loveliness¨and they became famously named, ¨Una´s Tits¨.
Adelie PenguinAdelie Penguin
Adelie Penguin

Peterman Island. Some molting feathers still on this juvenille´s head, made for a great mohawk.


25th February 2014

email request
One of the best things I ever did was to be a part of your site! I truly enjoy your "wandering's". Recently I shared with my wife about your site and your awesome first hand pictures. She is a first grade teacher and asked me to forward your postings to her school email, as she would like to share them with her students when they are studying specific animals and climates. Not necessarily being a whiz on a computer, I wouldn't even begin to know how to forward even if you allowed it. If you would, could you please send me a URL or something else I can give her, so she too can receive your blogs and posts. I'd deeply appreciate it. Donnie L, White
26th February 2014

School kids
Hey Donnie! Thanks for your post! Your wife would not be the first teacher following our travel blog for their children´s learning experiences. If you go to our home page on the blog, there is a subscribe button. Just enter the email and you will receive an email each time we make a new post on the blog. Let me know if you need any assistance. Or, just send her email to me under messages, and I can personally add it to the subscriber list. Theresa

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