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August 5th 2007
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New Bransfield House 2New Bransfield House 2
New Bransfield House 2

With me hard at work fixing the window flashings. On a Sunday afternoon!!
Lovely weather....Lovely weather....
Lovely weather....

For penguins. 50 knot winds never stopped us from grafting, not for the want of trying anyway!
Jolley Boys Outing 3Jolley Boys Outing 3
Jolley Boys Outing 3

J-Blo, Whoosh, Lenny and myself getting ready to set of in the boats
Out BoatingOut Boating
Out Boating

You get a good idea of scale from this picture. Its hard to describe just how massive these lumps of ice are.
Elephant Seal huddleElephant Seal huddle
Elephant Seal huddle

The big fellas getting cosy around the hut.
Peek-a-booPeek-a-boo
Peek-a-boo

Playing hide and seek in amongst the ice.
FurrysFurrys
Furrys

A couple of Antarctic fur seals checking out the job.
RRS James Clarke RossRRS James Clarke Ross
RRS James Clarke Ross

Our big red taxi waiting to take us away.
21 Hardy souls21 Hardy souls
21 Hardy souls

All the winter staff line up to wave us off before they enter 5 months of solitude.
The GulletThe Gullet
The Gullet

Sailing in perfect conditions through the gullett
Weddell Seal....Weddell Seal....
Weddell Seal....

"wh..wh.what the?? Get away from my house you big strange red thing!!"
Hmmmmm..Hmmmmm..
Hmmmmm..

these mountains remind me of something nice.
Blocked passageBlocked passage
Blocked passage

This bottleneck is usually about 100m wide. You can see a huge iceberg on the right slowing things down a bit.
Chilling on the Monkey DeckChilling on the Monkey Deck
Chilling on the Monkey Deck

Best place for us workers anyway, monkey deck!
Safely up the passage.Safely up the passage.
Safely up the passage.

If only i could say that more often.
Humpback WhalesHumpback Whales
Humpback Whales

The blowhole from a Humpback


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14th May 2007

So Many Questions
In Antarctica I thought it was like super cold, how are you playing football and stuff in those weather conditions?…and why are there so many penguins…they are like swarming everywhere…and are the houses you live in heated, like that “New Bransfield House” ?. Email me the answers to my questions at paintballa43235@yahoo.com

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