Monthly Archives: February 2012

Last cruise ship of the season

A few days ago we had our final visit of the summer from a cruise ship. This one was called ‘Ocean Nova’ and was small enough to be able to moor up at the wharf. Once again, the base became … Continue reading

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Whales

I was having lunch in the dining room today when a call went out on the radio from one of our dive boats. The cox had spotted a pair of humpback whales a few hundred metres off the point. I … Continue reading

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The Winterers’ Flight

It’s sometimes difficult to think of this as a job. Today started off well, with a gentle morning’s work followed by a generous lunch. I was busy preparing myself for a quiet afternoon doing some kit repairs, when I became … Continue reading

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The onset of winter

There is no doubt that winter is creeping ever nearer. A few weeks ago the sun started to dip below the horizon in the middle of the night, but now even that dusky gloom has evolved into nights of proper … Continue reading

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Orcas

Here are a few photos of some orcas that appeared off the end of the runway a couple of weeks ago.

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Sky Blu

Some of the field projects being run over the Antarctic winter are based at camps deep in the heart of the continent, many hundreds of miles South of Rothera. BAS therefore run a couple of forward operating bases at points … Continue reading

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