Port Lockroy visit
Trip Start Dec 07, 2010
66Trip End Jan 14, 2011
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It was also our souvenir shopping stop .....
The sun was out, puffy white clouds, no wind and picture postcard stuff. With all the humans around, the penguins ignored us as I suppose they were so use to the thousands of visitors who are fortunate to visit them.
by Scott MacPhail & Osi Shahaf
Those of us that went to Port Lockroy were greeted by Nikki, who welcomed us to their workplace to get a feeling of what life was like throughout the years at this British base. We walked by the Gentoo's and smiled as the Union Jack flew proudly in such a remote part of the world. The weather was perfect, brilliant sun made the sea glisten like silver and the mountains stood out so magnificently against the blue sky. The gift store was packed as the shoppers picked up souvenir gifts for friends and family and everyone was frantically writing out the post cards to be sent from the most southerly post office in the world.
The old cans of food and equipment that decorated the kitchen and the living areas, created an atmosphere of life throughout the 40’s until its closing in 1962. After a huge renovation in 1997 the base was re-opened for the ships to visit and admire the museum and gift shop.