Monday, April 7, 2008

Port Lockroy, Antarctica

One of the many fascinating stops we made on our Antarctic cruise was to Port Lockroy.

This was a British base and is now a historic site. It is staffed and maintained over the Antarctic summer. It has become a regular stop for cruise ships and they have a small gift shop that I took good advantage of.

On display was a lot of the old equipment that was once used.

The facilities are not heated so the sleeping bunks were piled high with down quilts and the old stove was also used as a clothes dryer. The kitchen was loaded with supplies of food and fuel. It definitely is an out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere place to spend your summer.

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