abinantarctica on Bird Island David Waller on Bird Island Robert Starling on Bird Island Monica Lee on Bird Island abinantarctica on Bird Island
I didn’t know what to expect of the short and gloomy days of the Antarctic winter. Down here nearly everybody has a tale to tell of some unlucky past winterer who suffered miserably through the polar darkness. Many went barking … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago we decided it would be fun to work on a trans-Antarctic musical collaboration, bringing musicians from Rothera and Halley together into a single band. Early plans to hold live rehearsals over the shortwave radio were … Continue reading
The conditions over the last couple of days have been a bit odd, bringing unseasonably high temperatures (up to a balmy -2 degrees) and northerly winds gusting up to 60mph. This has just been too much for our sea-ice, which … Continue reading
We don’t see much mist down here at the moment, but when it arrived a few mornings ago it gave the whole place a different feel.
The sea-ice has been on our doorstep for a good few weeks now. We have watched it gradually grow, inexorably swallowing up the open water as the winter deepened and the temperature dropped. We have had to wait patiently to … Continue reading
Here are some piccies of Tim and Rob making the most of a little cornice up on Rothera Poin, on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon, with a beautiful sunset! Thanks to Tom for the loan of his fab wide-angle lens.