Monthly Archives: September 2012

More seal action

We managed to get out on a boat last night, after a strong northerly wind blew all of the ice away that had been choking the wharf. It was a lovely, clear sunny evening, and there were lots of seals … Continue reading

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The countdown begins

Time really is marching on! It seems no time at all since winter began, but already this week we started clearing the runway ready for the arrival of the first aircraft, which is due in just over a fortnight. Jack … Continue reading

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Seal pup!

   

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The southern lights

The aurora australis is part of the Antarctic dream for most of us here. Some of the most striking images of Antarctica that I saw before I came down showed the aurora twisting and weaving across the sky in a … Continue reading

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Carvajal – an abandoned Antarctic base

One of my main reasons for heading to the south of Adelaide Island was to visit the decaying buildings of Carvajal base. Carvajal was originally a British base, known as ‘Station-T’, and was established by FIDS (the predecessor to BAS) … Continue reading

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Winter holiday

With midwinter now long gone and the first plane of the summer due in just over a month, it was high-time for me to get away from the base again and go on my second winter trip. Despite really enjoying … Continue reading

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